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Porsche to begin trialling synthetic fuel in 2022
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20th Feb 2021
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Porsche to begin trialling synthetic fuel in 2022

Porsche will begin trialling its own synthetic fuels in 2022, according to the brand’s head of motorsport Frank Walliser. Speaking to European media outlets earlier this week, Mr Walliser suggested these fuels would be more environmentally friendly than traditional petroleum-based alternatives. He further noted that the petrol substitution would be compatible with existing and unmodified combustion engines.
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Fuel economy testing: What is WLTP and how does it work?
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19th Aug 2020
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Fuel economy testing: What is WLTP and how does it work?

From September 2018, the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP), a completely overhauled set of fuel consumption and emissions testing rules designed to replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test, will come into force. By then, only WLTP-homologated cars will be allowed for sale in Europe.
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Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020
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6th Jan 2020
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Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020

Your local petrol station may be set to receive a vintage facelift this year, with news Caltex Australia will transition its name to Ampol over the next three years, commencing in 2020. The move comes after U.S. oil company Chevron terminated the licensing agreement allowing Caltex Australia to use the Caltex name.
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Australian liquid fuels stocks up for assessment, as reserves sit below 50 days
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9th May 2018
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Australian liquid fuels stocks up for assessment, as reserves sit below 50 days

Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, has announced plans to assess Australian liquid fuel security for the first time since 2011. As a member of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Australia is obliged to hold 90 days worth of crude oil, liquified-petroleum gas, petrol, diesel and aviation fuel in reserve.
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Bosch accelerator project promises fuel savings through user feedback
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1st Feb 2016
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Bosch accelerator project promises fuel savings through user feedback

Putting the ‘pedal to the metal’ could become a more mindful event for future motorists, thanks to a new Bosch technology that claims to reduce fuel consumption by vibrating against your foot. The German tech company blames your humble right stomper for a quarter of fuel usage and believes its world-first ‘active’ accelerator pedal can reduce fuel costs by around 7.0 per cent.
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