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, Volume 79, Issue 5, pp 8–13 | Cite as

Electric Mobility Is Not Giving Diesel Any Respite

  • Andreas Burkert
In the Spotlight

Tomorrow's vehicles will feature different types of drive systems for a long time to come. Even the diesel engine will remain in the mix. However, electric mobility does not give diesel any respite. Criticism of the internal combustion engine gets more heated with every kilometer increase in electric range, as exemplified by the emotional debate at the ATZlive conference "The Powertrain of Tomorrow". The fact that fuel cells and synthetic fuels also have to be put to the test is down to a lack of optimum energy efficiency. Amid all this, impressive progress was unveiled in Frankfurt, Germany.

Electrified Powertrain

The views of Dr. Christian Hey, representative of the Hessian Ministry of the Environment, sparked a heated debate about the powertrain of tomorrow. Hey is Head of Department in the Ministry of Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. Given its remit as the supreme state authority for ensuring people and their natural livelihoods are sustainably...

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WiesbadenGermany

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