This week, we've got the lowdown on why Daimler won't be pursuing hydrogen, how US regulation stopped the rebirth of the McLaren F1 and more...
BMW follows up the i8
The successor to the BMW i8 – whatever form it may take – will be as radical as today’s car was in 2014, according to product management boss Peter Henrich. “The i8 has done a tremendous job of transforming the industry,” Henrich told Autocar. “It would definitely not be appropriate to just have a little modification or improvement. We need to be very creative again.”
Hydrogen is a hard cell for Daimler
Daimler’s incoming CEO, Ola Källenius, is confident he is right to back electrification over fuel cell technology. “There’s no question in our mind that the battery-electric vehicle is the one that is scaling first,” he said. “In spite of the challenges, to get an electric charging grid up and running for the first millions of vehicles in Europe is relatively quick compared to hydrogen stations.”