“While we are rooted in mechanics, we will not be able to avoid getting our heads round electric mobility in the future.”
Peter Gutzmer, head of R&D at Schaeffler, admits that electric mobility is important, but he believes that the conventional drive train will stay the dominant technology for at least another 50 years.
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“For me, the direction of plug-in hybrids is probably more the direction to go with Rolls-Royce motor cars.”
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce, sees a plug-in hybrid solution as more suitable for the luxury cars as they are just too heavy to become all-electric anytime soon.