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Audi Increasing Investment into Hydrogen Fuel Cells

By March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019

It seems that Audi is still very much in play when it comes to hydrogen fuel cells. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and while giving interviews to journalist Chairman of Audi Board of Management, Bram Schot, announced that” the automaker would be increasing its investment in fuel cell technology.”

Schot stated that “on the European side we should really intensify development of fuel cell. I decided it last week and now we are going to put more priority into fuel cells.” Schot went on to explain that scarcity of raw materials for batteries and increased supply will eventually push any automaker serious about electrification toward hydrogen as a fuel source stating “at the end of the day, batteries are not sustainable enough — it is sustainable, but if you want to go all the way, you need fuel cells.”

“We decided last week to put more money in, more capacity of people in and more confidence in we really want to speed that up,” said Schot, who couldn’t offer specifics about how much of a resource or capital investment that Audi has decided to make in hydrogen.

Schot also said Audi has plans on a limited-run pilot production fuel cell vehicle by 2021.”