Consumption: 3 liters VW LUPO against Peugeot 106 electric

How many kg of wood on 100 kms use both tests canditates? After it is possbile to generate from 1 kg wood 0.1 liters diesel or 1.13 kWh electric power, the comparison becomes possible.



The VW 3 liters of Lupo can count as an extremely highly optimized vehicle of his type. With much additional technical effort towards the conventional Lupo TDI, the name 3 liters car was conquered.

However, the Peugeot 106 electric must be evaluated as the the first attempt of the manufacturer. A lot of potential for other optimization. I would compare the 106 electric with the first generation of VW Golf Diesel vehicles about 1980.

Also the kind of the consumption measurement is different. In the VW Lupo after norm consumption, with Peugeot 106 electric after general experience. Vehicles with internal combustion engine use on very short distances with cold engine clearly more. An electric vehicle does not have such an additional consumption.

and _nbsp; 3 liters of VW LUPO Peugeot 106 electric
wood / 100 kms 30 kg 16 kg
kWh / 100 km not possibly18 kWh
waste heat Only for the heating of the car 40.8 kWh / 100 kms
can be fed into the district heating net


In the comparison it is supposed that electric power is generated in a power plant like in Güssing for the Peugeot 106 electric. Waste heat from the gas engine can be fed in the district heating net.

For the VW LUPO, however, only a fuel similar to diesel is produced of wood. The engine waste heat can be used only for the interior heating of the car.


  Wood to the motoring


In emergency times like the oil shortage in the 2nd world war already once practiced: Motoring with wood. With modern technology it also goes without carried along wooden stove in the car.

Research station diesel of wood Research station diesel of wood
Immediately beside wood power plant in Güssing is a research equipment for the possibility to generate a fuel similar to diesel of wood.


Fischer-Tropsch experimental in Güssing Fischer-Tropsch experimental in Güssing
With the product gas from the wood gasification a diesel similar fuel is produced here in the research laboratory.


Provisional result diesel of wood Provisional result diesel of wood
Not at all like diesel looks the product of the lab arrangement. Then in the lab it is refined to diesel. 1 liter of diesel-like fuel from 10 kg of wood will possibly be it.


Solar energy: Difference summer and winter
The teamwork of photovoltaic and biomass in a time where crude oil can no more keep up in the price as an energy source.




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