German E-Car Pioneer Says Cars Should Have Smaller Battery And Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Date: Apr 04, 2019

Clean Energy Wire

Extending the range of battery-based electric cars with an additional hydrogen fuel cell makes more sense from an economic and environmental perspective than using huge batteries, said German e-car pioneer Günther Schuh. “The battery won’t become significantly cheaper over the next ten years, and using a smaller battery is much more environmentally sound,” Schuh, who runs e-car start-up e.GO Mobile and spearheaded development of the electric delivery van StreetScooter that is now used by Deutsche Post DHL, said at an industry trade fair in Hanover. He added that the debate about whether future e-cars should be powered by a battery only or by a fuel cell running on hydrogen would be “too much a question of ‘either or,’” when in fact an “intelligent combination” was the best way forward.

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