News Digest Item
26 Jan 2017

“Tomorrow’s car will only arrive the day after tomorrow”


Carmakers’ claims about the pending transport revolution are overblown, writes Stefan Voswinkel in mass-tabloid Bild. Whereas the companies promise realistic e-car driving ranges of 500 kilometres, that distance shrinks dramatically under adverse circumstances. Only a new generation of batteries will solve the problem, but these won’t hit the market before 2025. “So e-mobility will remain what it is today: Expensive and interesting only for short distances,” according to Voswinkel. He adds that fully autonomous driving won’t be possible in inner cities within the next 20 years. “The car of tomorrow is today’s car. The future won’t begin before the middle of the next decade.” 

Read the article in German (behind paywall) here.

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