23 Dec '16, 12am

Attitude to fuel cell vehicles is increasingly polarised

Attitude to fuel cell vehicles is increasingly polarised

250 new fuel cell cars hit the road in Germany in 2016 and because of technical development and standardisation, drivetrain production cost has come down 75 percent. And because of the international 700 bar standard, components for H2 fuelling stations dropped around 50 percent. The German transportation ministry is planning to fund fuel cell production for vehicles in Germany and is looking to work with the automotive sector to set up serial production lines. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said that as the car nation, Germany will have to be at the forefront of this "promising" technology. The attitude to fuel cell vehicles is increasingly polarised with potential parts suppliers Samsung, Delphi and Johnson Matthey exiting the technology or severely downgrading their activity and a tendency of governments and car manufacturers to fund only token numbers of hydrogen...

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