Stefan Sommer, Thomas Weber.
“It will probably still take more than two decades before electromobility achieves a dominating market share.”
ZF CEO Stefan Sommer underlines the importance of electrification at the occassion of the company’s centenary, but also warns that the electric revolution will take time and some more hybridisation.
“We stay committed to fuel cells. Nobody knows if today’s type of battery EV will pay off in the end—the cars are OK but not the infrastructure.”
Thomas Weber, Daimler’s head of development, makes us wonder what he knows about hydrogen infrastructure that we don’t. In any case, Daimler is spending about 50 percent of its R&D budget on cutting CO2 emission, regardless which technology does the job.