Porsche is going against the grain in the face of an all-electric future

The automaker, Porsche will soon be running on wind instead of gasoline.

They recently filled up the iconic 911 model for the first time with a synthetic fuel created out of water and thin air. It was developed by Highly Innovative Fuels, a company that Porsche has invested in against being forced to switch to all-electric in the future.

So how does it work?

The company makes the eFuel at a wind-powered plant near the tip of South America in Punta Arenas, Chile, where the wind blows around 270 days per year on average.

The fuel combines carbon (captured from the atmosphere) with hydrogen (sourced from water) to create methane. That is then converted into fuel that does the same as gasoline.

According to a Porsche spokesperson, it was not tailored just to the 911 model and virtually any car that runs on gasoline can use it.

This special project will make its debut at the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup racing series.

Story via Sebastian Blanco with Car and Driver