“There are one billion vehicles in this world, and they are set to become two, three billion. This is impossible. The continuation of this trend is a problem in our minds.”
Traffic researcher Helmut Holzapfel from Kassel University, Germany, asks the car industry to radically rethink their current focus on products and to concentrate more on services like car sharing.
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“Consider the whole fuel cell system against a Model S. It’s far worse in volume and mass terms, and far, far, worse in cost. And I haven’t even talked about hydrogen being so hard to handle. Success is simply not possible.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk rallies against established carmakers now pushing hydrogen technology. He believes it is just “to show they’re doing something ‘constructive’ about sustainability” while actually trying to avoid working with what is already a reality – electric cars.