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Consumption of 9.2 liters of methanol per 100 km. An unusual Geely Emgrand powered by alcohol is presented in China

A Chinese source has published live photos and some technical details about the unusual version of the fourth generation Geely Emgrand. It’s all about its engine, more precisely, the power plant: the white sedan shown in the photo is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine running on methyl alcohol. At the same time, it does not rotate the wheels directly – this is done by an electric motor. And mediates their interaction three-speed transmission DHT PRO.

The tricky scheme actually turns out to be quite effective both in terms of ecology (harmful emissions are less than 3% of those of a conventional gasoline-powered car) and costs (if we translate the consumption into a gasoline equivalent, the car consumes about 3 liters to overcome 100 km way).

Consumption of 9.2 liters of methanol per 100 km. An unusual Geely Emgrand powered by alcohol is presented in China

Apparently, otherwise such an alcohol-electric hybrid does not differ from the usual fourth-generation Emgrand either in terms of equipment or in terms of comfort. It is not yet clear whether such a car will be launched into a series, but Geely has been developing methanol-powered engines for 16 years, so putting such a car on stream will not be a problem. Moreover, the company annually produces about 10,000 vehicles powered by methyl alcohol.

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