Elon Musk agrees with Herbert Diess against hydrogen cars: ‘Listen to Science’

Elon Musk agrees with Herbert Diess against hydrogen cars: ‘Listen to Science’

Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess criticizes hydrogen cars, saying that such vehicles do not prove to be environment friendly. His statements noticed backing from Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk.

Diess refers to an article from a German media group named Handelsblatt, which illustrates research that claims that hydrogen cars do not prove to accomplish climate objectivity.

As per the research conducted by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research:

  • Immediate consumption of electricity would make further commercial and biological sense in the upcoming years, especially in the passenger vehicle sector.
  • New hydrogen-based fuels might keep ignition technology living longer, which in turn would guarantee continual reliance on fossil fuels
  • Thus, additional greenhouse gas emissions and endanger the climate goals.

“Such fuels as a common climate resolution are a bit of a false vow. While they are fantastically adaptable, they cannot be likely in order to substitute fossil fuels on a larger scale. This can only be done with immediate electrification,” says Falko Ueckerdt. Falko is the lead author of the research.

The study says that hydrogen-powered vehicles use about five times as much energy as battery-powered electric cars. It argues that the manufacturing of such cars can utilize up to fourteen times the volume of electricity necessary for internal ignition engine vehicles.

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess got to Twitter to share the article and wrote, “The hydrogen car is shown NOT the air preparing solution. Electrification has formed itself in traffic. Sham debates are a waste of time. Please turn to the science!”

Diess finds support from Tesla CEO Elon Musk who responds to the VW chief’s remarks saying, “Diess is correct. Hydrogen is a shockingly dumb form of energy storage for vehicles. Hardly worth contemplating it for a rocket upper phase, which is its most convincing usage.”

Incidentally, in India, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has been flickering for hydrogen as an alternative to petrol, diesel to lessen dependence on fossil fuel for automobiles. In fact, his ministry has lately informed guidelines for several alternate fuels to encourage sustainable mobility. This comprises hydrogen-enriched condensed natural gas. Gadkari says the government has set up the standards for hydrogen fuel cells in India.




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