Sep 11, 2014 - 08:29 am

Marcel Michelson, Diana Raine, Steve Bridge.

Marcel-Michelson“The deal is not the biggest financial transaction ever, but the symbolic value of the partnership is huge and could make the small-scale production of the vehicles more viable.”

Marcel Michelson, contributor at Forbes, takes a closer look at the Renault and Bolloré deal and what it could mean for both partners.
forbes.com

Diana-Raine“Hydrogen-powered vehicle technology is proven and ready to be used now. It is not a fuel of the future, it is a fuel for today and, with the right support, it has the potential to de-carbonise the transport sector, with little sacrifice to transport performance.”

Diana Raine, European business manager for hydrogen energy systems at Air Products, is disappointed about the Liberal Democrats pre-election manifesto, which does not look at hydrogen vehicles but focuses on battery electric only.
fleetnews.co.uk

Steve-Bridge“As we go further down the road of optimised diesel engines, it might become more difficult for pure-electric vans to demonstrate their cost effectiveness.”

Steve Bridge, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said that there will be a next-generation electric Vito, but it will have an even harder time to compete with advanced diesel-powered vans in cost perspective.
fleetnews.co.uk

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