What’s not discussed here is the BEV’s delivery infrastructure. With much of the country’s grid already pushed to its limits, it’s going to take a massive investment in order to accommodate 300 million BEVs.
The beauty of synthetic fuels is the existing infrastructure...not to mention the advantage of NOT having all your society’s power source eggs in one basket.
As mentioned, synthetic fuel research is in its infancy and just like BEVs, will continue to be optimized for cost and performance.
Like it or not BEV is coming and will be phased in over 30 years.
it is no longer a climate thing and becoming less a political thing. It is now an economic thing for mfgs.
Things like infrastructure will be resolved where needed and is not needed to be addressed in most areas.
Syn fuels will not be cheap and will not replace the fuel we have and BEV. What it will address is hobby cars that will be unable to survive on future fuels.
The UK is adding more ethanol than they all ready have and it will eat carbs, fuel lines and tanks in most vintage cars.