As the production of oil is steadily heading towards its peak and will start to fall when this point has been reached, one vital question arises: What will be the future fuel for cars? It is most probable that petroleum will not be replaced by a single fuel but by several candidates. Fuel is likely to diversify and, as a consequence, there will also be a diversification in engine and powertrain technology. The automotive industry cannot focus on one technology alone.
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Schedel, R. Need for Diversification in Powertrain Technology. ATZ Autotechnol 9, 38 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03247139
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