Coca-Cola, Coke fuel: What to know about the chemical used in the new Coca-Pepsi ad campaign

A new Coca‑Cola ad campaign has been launched by the US company.

The ad shows a woman sitting in her car and using a Coke machine.

She is holding a glass of water and a Pepsi bottle.

The caption reads: ‘Your life will never be the same again if you don’t take a sip.’

The ad, which will air on TV and online, comes after a US court ruled that the Pepsi company had to pay $4.5 billion (£3.5bn) to a man who was sued by the Coca‑Pepson Company for the use of a chemical called coke fuel.

The judge ruled that, after the two companies tried to deny the claims, they should have tried to settle.

A spokesperson for the company told Al Jazeera: ‘We are pleased that a judge has ruled that this case is an egregious violation of the plaintiffs’ rights.’

Cooke has already apologised for the ad, saying it was ‘not intended to be inflammatory or hateful’.’

We are confident that this ad will be a positive example for consumers and our company’s employees to show respect and tolerance towards all people,’ the company said.

The company added that it is ‘continuing to work closely with the legal team and are looking forward to an outcome that is fair and just’.

The company did not respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment.