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20 Jun 2018

Hyundai teams up with Volkswagen's Audi to boost hydrogen cars


South Korean carmaker Hyundai has agreed a deal with Volkswagen Group’s Audi to collaborate on hydrogen car technology, hoping to boost an energy segment that has lagged behind battery electric vehicles, news agency Reuters reports. “The fuel cell is the most systematic form of electric driving and thus a potent asset in our technology portfolio for the emission-free premium mobility of the future,” Peter Mertens, board member for technical development at Audi, said in a press release. The companies will have access to each other’s intellectual property and share components, including any new parts developed by Audi, which is responsible for hydrogen fuel cell technology in the Volkswagen Group.

Read the article in English here and the press release in English here.

For background, read the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector and the factsheet Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too expensive?

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