MAHLE at the Stuttgart Symposium: mobility must become sustainable faster
Stuttgart/Germany, March 16, 2022
- MAHLE highlights fast routes to sustainable mobility at the trade conference for automotive and engine technology
- Management Board member Jumana Al-Sibai: “E-mobility is a central solution for climate protection in road transport. However, we need all technically possible solutions to achieve even faster reduction in CO2.”
- Additional momentum urgently needed through use of hydrogen and synthetic fuels
At the Stuttgart International Symposium on Automotive and Engine Technology on 15 and 16 March 2022, MAHLE highlighted a number of approaches to make mobility sustainable even faster. Jumana Al-Sibai, Member of the MAHLE Management Board responsible for the Thermal Management business unit, said during the panel discussion with Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann, and Prof. Christian Küchen, Chairman of the trade association Fuels und Energie e.V.: “It’s absolutely clear to us that e-mobility is a central solution for climate protection in road transport. However, if we want to speed up this process, I’m convinced that it is precisely in the transportation sector where we need to use all technically possible solutions to curb climate change. To this end, we need the right policy framework.”
MAHLE recognizes the need to urgently reduce CO2 emissions in transportation through the use of hydrogen and synthetic fuels, in addition to e-mobility.
Earlier in his keynote address, Dr. Martin Berger, Vice President Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering at MAHLE, emphasized: “The mobility of the future is diverse—with different types of powertrain for different applications in different regions.” With this in mind, it is essential to import climate-neutral energy sources such as hydrogen, in addition to locally produced renewable electricity, in order to advance defossilization. Dr. Berger also provided insights into current innovations from MAHLE, such as a fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and a highly efficient, wear-free electric motor that does not require rare earth elements.
For many years, the Stuttgart International Symposium on Automotive and Engine Technology has been one of the largest trade conferences for vehicle and engine technology in Europe and one of the most important events in the automotive industry’s calendar.