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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:23 PM

Audi's Chairman announced an increased investment in hydrogen fuel cell technology



Audi hasn't forgotten about fuel cells

At the Geneva Motor Show, Audi's Chairman announced an increased investment in bringing hydrogen fuel cell technology to market.

C-Net Road Show | ANTUAN GOODWIN | MARCH 5, 2019

In an interview with journalists at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Chairman of Audi Board of Management, Bram Schot, announced that the automaker would be increasing its investment in fuel cell technology.

The automaker is currently in the middle of a large push towards battery-electric technology. Every Audi car showcased at the show this year features a battery, be it a plug-in hybrid or a full-on battery electric vehicle. This latest development indicates that the German automaker hasn't forgotten hydrogen as a fuel source for electrification.

After giving a hat tip to the success and advancements that Korean and Japanese automakers -- specifically, Hyundai and Toyota -- have had with hydrogen in the Asian markets, Schot stated that "on the European side we should really intensify development of fuel cell. I decided it last week and now we are going to put more priority into fuel cells." Schot went on to explain that scarcity of raw materials for batteries and increased supply will eventually push any automaker serious about electrification toward hydrogen as a fuel source stating "at the end of the day, batteries are not sustainable enough -- it is sustainable, but if you want to go all the way, you need fuel cells."

"We decided last week to put more money in, more capacity of people in and more confidence in we really want to speed that up," said Schot, who couldn't offer specifics about how much of a resource or capital investment that Audi has decided to make in hydrogen.

Schot went on to state that Audi plans to have a running fuel cell prototype vehicle on the road sometime later this year and that the automaker would follow that up with a limited-run fuel cell vehicle pilot program reaching production by 2021... more: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/audi-increasing-investment-in-hydrogen-fuel-cell/



Soon you won't be able to get through a day without hearing about hydrogen

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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:31 PM

1. He obviously needs to seek technical consultation from our band of DI Technology Deniers

They will soon show him the error of his ways.

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:28 PM

2. Why aren't they on the dealer floors? this is 100 year-old tech we are looking at.

Yea, we already tried to tell you why

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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:26 PM

3. How is your hydrogen car doing?

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