01-10-2018 | Cover Story
"We scientists must start triggering a storm of protest"
ExcerptGoods and passenger transport by road continues to grow in Europe. To date, most of this transportation has been performed by diesel-engined vehicles, which are currently the focus of strong criticism. Emissions thresholds are being tightened and a prohibition on vehicles - even those performing deliveries - may still happen. In an interview with MTZ, Professor Christian Beidl, TU Darmstadt, and Professor Helmut Eichlseder, TU Graz, explain from a scientific perspective which alternatives to the status quo make sense as part of the transportation transition and what commercial vehicle drive options will play a role in the future. …