When Audi boss Markus Duesmann questions the hydrogen fuel cell in cars, then this statement is just as driven by corporate interests as the plea of the ex-BMW development chief and Linde supervisory board chairman Wolfgang Reitzles for the hydrogen fuel cell. Technological openness is the only right way, because it leaves the decision to physical reality and the market, not to political-ideological competition.
The new Audi boss Markus Duesmann is responsible for the consistent VW group strategy for electric mobility with batteries, the other, as the ex-Linde boss, stands for the conviction that hydrogen is the fuel of the future. However, Reitzle saw it that way as head of development at BMW. And ultimately everyone agrees that the long-term solution - we're talking about 50 years here - is called electromobility. After all, the fuel cell with hydrogen also means that the vehicle is powered by an electric motor. However, there are also developments to use hydrogen in the internal combustion engine, as BMW had already successfully developed in a 12-cylinder 7 Series for series production. In addition, there are other options such as gas or synthetic fuels to the right and left of the drive technology roadmap. Read full article ... (641 words)