Europe’s energy crisis offers a hard lesson on the risks of focusing on one fuel source — in the case of the electric-vehicle industry, battery cells, Markus Heyn, head of mobility services for Robert Bosch, told the Stuttgarter Zeitung.
“We are currently seeing the consequences of the gas shortage for Germany and Europe because we prepared too few alternatives,” Heyn, who is also a board member of the supplier, told the paper.
“In the automotive industry, we should use this occasion to ask ourselves what we can do if there should ever be too few battery cells.”
In that case, he said, “everyone would certainly like to see an alternative to battery power. But this will only exist if we have prepared it in good time.”
Battery alternatives that need to be considered, Heyn told the paper, include fuel cells that use hydrogen and oxygen to power electric motors.