Sustainable Mobility Requires Synthetic Fuels
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Electrification of drive systems is a hot talking point. But what role will the combustion engine play in future drive concepts? How will these concepts differ between passenger and heavy goods vehicles? And is sustainable mobility at all possible without the use of synthetic fuels? These questions were on the agenda during the panel debate at the 4th International Engine Congress in Baden-Baden in Germany.
Those taking questions from moderators Dr. Alexander Heintzel and Dr. Johannes Liebl (on sides, left and right) included Wolfgang Maus, Managing Director of WM Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of FEV Group Holding GmbH, Peter Krähenbühl, General Manager of FPT Motorenforschung AG, Professor Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Schaeffler AG as well as Dr. Andreas Schamel, Director Global Powertrain Research and Advanced of Ford-Werke GmbH (see picture, from left). A summary of how the discussion unfolded follows...