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Intelligent Energy
01 August 2011

Dr. Henri Winand, CEO of Intelligent Energy comments

Dr. Henri Winand, CEO of Intelligent Energy comments that:
“As we begin the commercial roll-out of alternative technologies to the internal combustion engine, we will see a shift from reliance on that one technology to a portfolio of cleaner, more efficient power-trains - where for example Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) will play a complimentary role. BEVs are suited to smaller cars and shorter trips while FCEVs are suited for larger cars and longer journeys.”
The information originated in a recent industry led EU-study of proprietary automotive data (from Intelligent Energy and 27 other companies including BMW, Daimler, Ford, GM, Toyota, VW, Renault, Shell, Air Products and The Linde Group) which considered the future of mobility. A key conclusion from the report, A portfolio of power-trains for Europe”, was that a portfolio of low carbon power-trains, including electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, is necessary to significantly decarbonise mobility in Europe by 2050. Hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles are identified in the report as the lowest-carbon solution for 50% of all cars within the EU.

Dr. Henri WInand will speak at the European Future Energy Forum on energy alternatives on 12 October - see www.EuropeanFutureEnergyForum.com/conference for further details.