Volkswagen on a Row Over Adopting Hydrogen-based Energy Sources

Volkswagen on a Row Over Adopting Hydrogen-based Energy Sources

The renewable energy market has a new inclusion in interested parties. Key car manufacturer and maker Volkswagen recently announced its interests to enter the electric vehicle market. The German government declared policies to integrate Hydrogen as an alternative source of energy to drive automobiles. The German Bill works to deter the companies from shifting to battery power by making them embrace Hydrogen.

According to a statement by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, a German newspaper, the German Ministry of Environment laid out rules concerning hydrogen fuel adoption as a propellant for upcoming vehicles. However, VW expressed its views that differed from the Ministry’s opinions.

The EU commission integrated the new proposal as part of its Green Deal move. The adoption happens to come in two phases. The first phase lays a foundation for the renewable energy move that includes processes like installing charging systems. The second phase deals with adopting a new H2 plan that emphasizes heavy-duty vehicles are embracing renewable energy.

The move hopes to adopt renewable energy as the next frontier in the UK. The Ministry has plans to integrate the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and Hydrogen. Its vision includes a move aimed at revamping the current energy scene while taking to account the different players in the economy.

Integrating renewable energy infrastructure is not as easy as expected. There is a rising need for manufacturers to adopt renewable action plans fully. The move goes further than having a charging system in place.  There are deliberations over the impact that Hydrogen has over e=renewable energy adoption in the energy sector.

According to Volkswagen, the Ministry has an exaggerated expectation over Hydrogen’s capacity to replace carbon-based fuel sources. The car company’s AG retorts that hydrogen energy generation has an underlying cost, yet Hydrogen is not fuel-efficient. Likewise, the process of separating Hydrogen for energy generation has operations that have an impact on the environment. Volkswagen further reports that the process has complexities and is cost-intensive.

European Science Academies back up Volkswagen’s findings. The unified research body, European Science Advisory Council, conducted the study. The body shows results that Hydrogen has the potential to change the energy sector. However, Volkswagen expressed that the costs to integrate Hydrogen as a renewable power source for its electric vehicles are not a viable option. The car manufacturer related that Hydrogen is more suited for industrial processes in manufacturing steel, chemicals, and chemical processing.