The finish line for fossil races is near

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.

The ‘hydrogen bike’, why should you?

Using hydrogen for non-necessary applications leads to higher CO2 emissions in other applications and that is bad for the environment, Maarten Steinbuch concludes.

Speed limits on the Autobahn

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.

Into the air – fast and clean

Ten years after his first experience with an electric car, Maarten Steinbuch has now flown electric for the first time. He describes his experiences.

Fast, faster, fastest charging on the go

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.

An autonomous bicycle, do we want that?

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.

Mobility and Moore’s Law

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.

Flying and sailing on synthetic kerosene

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.

The myth of the robotaxi

Elon Musk's achievements contribute a lot to a better mobile future. But that won't be a future with lots of robotaxis.

The battery as a building block

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.

Leaving the lockdown smarter

The traffic jams and full trains will probably return. But now that we have all learned that things can easily be done in a much smarter way, we, as a society, should stop thinking that's a bad thing.

Straight up into the sky

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.

Power paste for motion

"Especially for those applications where battery weight is a strong limiting factor, there's a future for hydrogen powder or paste."

A private jet for everyone

"You will have to be very sure that electric flying will not succeed to invest now in any other form of medium distance transport."

Electric flying is getting closer

There will be a further substantial increase in battery capacity, which will also reduce weight. The cost will decrease, and the lifetime will increase.