News Digest Item
24 Jan 2017

“Innogy head anticipates imminent breakthrough for electric vehicles”


“In the next twelve to eighteen months, important conditions for a breakthrough in electric mobility will be created," innogy head Peter Terium told news agency dpa ahead of the Handelsblatt energy conference in Berlin. Innogy, a spin off from RWE, one of Germany’s former big four utilities, focuses on renewables and networks, and is Europe’s largest provider of e-car charging points. Terium cited e-cars achieving a range of up to 300 kilometres and charging times of just 10 minutes for a range of 250 kilometres as key developments. He said hydrogen fuel cell technology had a role to play in freight traffic, but was sceptical of its use in passenger cars. “It’s important because CO2 reduction is important,” Terium said. “But the battery will win. In the end, it’s cheaper.”

See the article in German here.

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