The energy contained in a liter of diesel or gasoline

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QUESTION: What is the amount of energy contained in a liter of fuel?

ANSWER : The amount of energy contained in a liter of fuel (petrol or diesel) is about 10 kWh.

EXPLANATION: This corresponds to the thermal power restored by an electric heater that 1000W turn on full power for h ... 10!

This is also the electrical energy consumed by a spot of halogen lamps during 350 W ... 28h 34 17 minutes and second.

This is a relatively large amount of energy but it allows to realize a few km with your car, just over 16,6 km if your car uses 6L / 100 km.

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