Hydrogen a key development area for Mahle

Mahle has begun to install hydrogen testing equipment at its headquarters in Stuttgart as the German technology group pushes ahead with future technologies.

Hydrogen applications are a key development area as Mahle further strengthens its research and development activities by expanding its global competence centres, including those in Germany and China.

“Viewed from an international perspective, there will not be one single powertrain of the future. That’s why Mahle is continuing to follow its dual strategy: electrification, development of the fuel cell and the use of hydrogen and alternative fuels in an intelligently electrified combustion engine,” said Dr. Jörg Stratmann, Chairman of the Mahle Management Board and CEO at a press conference today (16th Oct).

“At the moment, the change in powertrain technologies is driven primarily by political objectives. The current one-dimensional debate focused on a single drive is not productive. We want a dialog that has a basis in technology.”

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