100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

Diesel engines will account for 9 percent of new-car sales in Europe by 2030 – down from about 50 percent today – as automaker are forced to rely on electrified powertrains to meet tougher emissions rules, according to a study by AlixPartners. AlixPartners expects that by 2022 the number of European plants manufacturing diesel and gasoline models will decrease to 55 from 62 last year. At the same time, plants that builds electric motors and electrified models will grow to 40 by 2022 from 26 now. AlixPartners estimates that it will cost a combined 30 billion euros by 2030 to develop an adequate recharging infrastructure in four European big cities: London, Paris, Frankfurt and Milan. So far, just 5 percent of that total has been committed.

“Automakers are setting a daunting roadmap for electrification in Europe, but without an adequate infrastructure development, their efforts could be pointless. Infrastructure development is the big challenge within the electrification challenges.” Said Stefano Aversa, AlixPartners Vice Chairman.

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