CO2 emissions generated within the transport sector are to be reduced by around 40 percent by the year 2030. For sustainable mobility to succeed, close cooperation between the energy and automotive industries is essential. Dr. Frank Mastiaux, CEO of energy supplier EnBW, and Dr. Stefan Wolf, CEO of ElringKlinger, discuss similarities and differences on the path to a climate-neutral future.
The future belongs to hydrogen drive systems based on fuel cell technology. Both powerful and environmentally friendly, fuel cells can be used in a wide range of applications. Be it cars, buses, trains, ships, or airplanes: fuel cells can be deployed in all modes of transport and offer tremendous opportunities for growth.ElringKlinger has been active in this field for nearly 20 years, supplying components such as bipolar plates and media modules as well as stacks and complete systems.
The new era of mobility has begun and ElringKlinger is without a doubt good to go, quite simply because the company has already been mass-producing individual components for lithium-ion batteries since 2011. By establishing its first series production facility for battery systems, the Group is now taking a crucial step forward and is no longer merely a pure component supplier but also a supplier of complete battery units.