Audi, the V6 TDI becomes compatible with sustainable diesel

The automobile market is experiencing a period of great change with the advent of electric mobility and the pursuit of alternative fuelslike theHVOhydrotreated vegetable oil, which can be used in V6 diesel engines from Audi with a maximum power of 286 horses.

The news is unbelievable, considering that Audi has already announced its intention to develop only new electric cars starting from 2026: hydrotreated vegetable oil is a sustainable fuel that is made using scraps like thekitchen oil of the food industry oi agricultural residues. The oil comes hydrogenated and so it converts to a fuel for use in both diesel engines pure form is diluted with normal diesel fuel.

Use HVO instead of traditional diesel it can bring several advantages: first of all it is agreener alternativebecause it burns cleaner, reducing CO2 emissions between 70 and 95%, and also has a higher efficiency in thecold start compared to traditional diesel, which makes the engine more performing and efficient.

HVO fuel is compatible with all V6 diesel engines with a maximum output of 286 horsepower, found on several models of A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q7 and Q8 produced from this year onwards, but it is also compatible with 4-cylinder diesel engines present on A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, Q2, Q3 and Q5 models sold in Sweden, Denmark and Italy from mid-2021 onwards.

Audi is at the forefront of promoting the spread of HVO, a fuel that is practically today unavailable in Europeunless you live in the Scandinavian peninsula: delle 600 service stations equipped with HVO in Europe, most of them are located in the northern part of the old continent, but the network will have to expand in the coming months, with the arrival on the market of the R33 Blue Gasolineone more sustainable gasoline dedicated to TFSI engines.