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."
There will be a further substantial increase in battery capacity, which will also reduce weight. The cost will decrease, and the lifetime will increase.
"The Netherlands is well prepared for this transition - thanks in part to the many fine new companies that provide chargers and fast-charging stations."
"The solid-state battery is the holy grail that can give a decisive boost to both the energy transition, and the mobility transition."
"The future of automobility is completely battery-electric"
In the Netherlands, there are now more than 700 smart traffic lights that recognize approaching cars, cyclists, and buses
"For our cycling country with more than one and a half million electric bikes, it's a nice innovation - and a possible export product"
'Better batteries and fast chargers will overtake the advantages of driving on hydrogen"
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