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The Bumpy road Towards Green Mobility

Date: May 12, 2022
Time: 14:15 to 17:00
Location: Automotive Campus 30, Helmond

By 2035, all new cars and vans on the road in Europe must be climate neutral. The same goal is set for new trucks in 2040. A number of such vehicles have already appeared on the market that run on energy supplied by batteries or fuel cells. However, to enable a complete shift from fossil fuels, further developments are needed and most of these developments are aimed at further improving powertrain technology for cars. This presentation explains the basics of battery and fuel cell technology and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. Illustrations are presented of technological roadmaps that aim to remedy these weaknesses. It explains how the transition to fossil-free transport vehicles is related to various other technological and social changes. Critical comments are placed on optimistic growth scenarios that have been presented in various explorations and vision papers in recent years.


14:15 Walk-in
14:30 Lecture by Rik Baert
15:30 Discussion led by Jan Wouters
16:00 Networking drink


Participation is free of charge.


Automotive Campus 30
5708 JZ in Helmond

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Rik Baert is a lecturer at Fontys Hogescholen. He has been involved in the research and development of automotive drive technologies for over 40 years. He was previously (part-time) professor at Eindhoven University of Technology and also worked at DAF and TNO.

Jan Wouters is a blogger and presenter about the future of mobility. The blogs can be found on Jan has written a book about the history of the electric car and previously also researched the Wankel engine.