The reports about the Apple, Rivian, and Sono Motors car fit the picture that the automotive sector is going through a major transition, Maarten Steinbuch writes.
A study by CE Delft and TNO shows that if we all kept our tires properly inflated and checked them regularly, we would emit 1% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) in the Netherlands.
It is great to see that thanks to a very active stimulation policy, the Netherlands has become one of the frontrunners in Europe, Maarten Steinbuch writes in his column.
Even with energy prices soaring, there's every reason to keep driving electric, Maarten Steinbuch writes.
Is grid overload a showstopper? The answer is obvious: not at all. After all, peak power can be solved with smart software and charging strategies, Maarten Steinbuch says.
Lots of new initiatives around self-driving cars are taking place, among which an intermediate form in which the car can be controlled remotely. Maarten Steinbuch looks at the current situation.
Car manufacturers will rather invest their millions in the technology of the future than in the technology of the past. That's why e-racing will ultimately replace Formula 1, Maarten Steinbuch writes.
Using hydrogen for non-necessary applications leads to higher CO2 emissions in other applications and that is bad for the environment, Maarten Steinbuch concludes.
Charging with at least 1 MW and thus continuing your journey in three-quarters of an hour, will soon become a cost-neutral operation in truck transport, Maarten Steinbuch concludes.
The urgency of the climate problem demands us to work more from home, and also to apply maximum speed limits everywhere in Europe, Maarten Steinbuch writes.
Ten years after his first experience with an electric car, Maarten Steinbuch has now flown electric for the first time. He describes his experiences.
New urban air mobility is not about kilometers high in the sky, but about the first few hundred meters above us. Maarten Steinbuch explores where this is going.
Maarten Steinbuch's experience with the 250 kW charger shows that electric driving is entering the next phase. Throughout Europe, fast-chargers are now being installed.
Our society is being digitized at a rapid pace. The question is to what extent technology will not only support but also determine our lives, columnist Maarten Steinbuch writes.
We are in a special phase of the exponential curve of the development of computing power. Now that the auto market is picking up, auto chip makers need to accelerate again.
Producing synthetic kerosene, also called e-fuel, will be a huge economic activity in the next decades. One day, it will be cheaper to make fuel than to pump and refine oil, Maarten Steinbuch says.
By 2030, 100% of new cars sold in the Netherlands must be electric. According to Maarten Steinbuch, it can be done faster.
The 'massless' battery is designed to be not only a source of energy but also a solid structural material. The electrical components are cleverly incorporated into the other materials.
The advantages of eVTOLs are short travel times because of the high speeds and the absence of traffic jams, and also low fuel costs because of the use of batteries for electric propulsion.
"Especially for those applications where battery weight is a strong limiting factor, there's a future for hydrogen powder or paste."