Chevron U.S.A., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, kicked off a road trip across the U.S. Gulf Coast to showcase a new gasoline blend with more than 50% renewable content. Representatives from Chevron and Toyota will be driving Toyota’s Tundra, RAV4 and Camry with the objective of demonstrating the fuel, which the company says is more than 40% less carbon intensive than traditional gasoline on a lifecycle basis.
The road trip will run from Mississippi through Louisiana before concluding in Texas. Chevron says a renewable gasoline blend can notably reduce lifecycle emissions and be used in the existing automotive fleet and with the existing fueling network.
Renewable gasoline blends use a variety of feedstocks and technologies to achieve carbon intensity reductions and are intended to reduce the carbon intensity of light- and medium-duty vehicles already on the road, Chevron says.
Chevron and Toyota say they are exploring new technologies for fueling light- and heavy-duty vehicles and are pursuing a strategic alliance to explore new hydrogen-fuel solutions in the transportation sector.