Electric mobility makes an important contribution to achieving the environmental and climate policy goals of the Paris Convention. The VDI and the VDE take the view that the current discussion is overly focussed on battery vehicles. These alone will not be sufficient to reach the federal government’s energy and environmental targets.

The new VDI/VDE study: “Fuel cell and battery vehicles”, shows that fuel cell-based electric mobility not only represents a meaning step in terms of reducing greenhouse emissions, but also is far easier to implement. “Fuel cell vehicles are a necessary element of tomorrow’s e-mobility. Hydrogen as a fuel can be flexibly manufactured, stored and transported from renewable energies”, says Martin Pokojski, Chairman of the VDI/VDE expert committee “Hydrogen and fuel cells”. He is co-author of the study, which evaluates both technologies according to the relevant technical, ecological and economic aspects. Instead of funding only one technology, politics and industry should rather concentrate on both systems.

To access the study: www.vdi.de/news/detail/mehr-statt-eingleisig-vdi-und-vde-fordern-gleichberechtigte-foerderung-von-brennstoffzellen-und-batteriefahrzeugen