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

Pininfarina, owned by Mahindra, at this year’s Geneva Motorshow presented the production version of the first hydrogen racing car, H2 Speed that was presented a concept car  in Geneva in 2016.  Partnering with GreenGT, a Franco-Swiss company that developed the hydrogen fuel cell technology that propels, the  H2 Speed sports a 4 250 kW electric synchronous motor with  maximum power of 645 bhp accelerating from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.4 seconds. Top speed is hoovering around 300kmph.

Italian car design was also featured in China’s Envision’s pure electric concept Sibylla of (renewable) grid connected mobility: styled by luxury automotive design firm GFG Style in Turin, Envision “envisions” to connect BEV to its Internet of Things (IoT) platform: Envision’s EnOSTM,  This platform manages 100GW of energy assets globally, roughly UK’s entire generating capacity. Through 50 million sensors, it connects supply, demand and storage of sustainable energy, which feeds into the energy IoT. Because it is an open-source platform – it is the IoT platform used by , the sonnenCommunity created by German energy storage company sonnen.  – its possible applications span industry and infrastructure, from wind power and solar PV systems, to energy storage batteries, smart grids, smart buildings and intelligent electrical terminals,  electric vehicles and charging networks. Founded in 2007 to create software for wind turbines, today the company provides software for OEMs and is China’s second largest wind turbine company – and the eighth largest in the world.

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