In a compelling interview on “Automobil Industrie“, Prof. Dr. Helmut Eichlseder and Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans-Herrmann Braess talk about the hydrogen internal combustion engine and its advantages for achieving climate targets.
Prof. Dr. Eichsleder sees the main advantage of the hydrogen internal combustion engine in the fact that “the possible use and storage of regenerative H2 (…) allows to develop a CO2-free drive system with the usual refueling times and ranges at similar costs as today”.
Above all, in the commercial vehicle sector, the hydrogen internal combustion engine is hence an alternative to the fuel cell. Mainly, apart from the higher efficiency at high loads, due to the less challenging cooling technology. Especially for trucks, the hydrogen internal combustion engine is thus a “low-cost option for CO2-free freight transport that can be implemented comparatively quickly with today’s production infrastructure and added value in Europe,” explains Prof. Dr. Eichsleder.
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