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Alternative drives - from electric cars to fuel cells

Alternative drives are one of the determining topics in the discussion about tomorrow's mobility. The focus here is in particular on the question of the energy source of the future, which combines exemplary environmental protection and resource conservation with high suitability for everyday use. In addition to models with conventional combustion engines, many car manufacturers now also offer vehicles with different alternative drive technologies - from electric cars to plug-in hybrids, natural gas (CNG), LPG and fuel cells or hydrogen-powered cars. The series models already available impressively demonstrate the rapid development progress of recent years - at the same time, the further development of alternative drive technologies is progressing at full speed.

TÜV Rheinland is convincing when it comes to alternative drive systems with its bundled know-how and outstanding expertise. As a strong partner for automobile manufacturers and suppliers, we actively support the development process and are always at the cutting edge. Our experts prepare the necessary type tests and expert reports - so nothing stands in the way of an operating permit in Germany and Europe.

Benefit from our expertise and our first-class reputation.

On the following pages you will learn more about how the development of alternative drive technologies is progressing in Germany and other countries. We also provide an exclusive expert outlook on the future of the main inspection.

Our News for Future Mobility

C2F Hydropower
Topic The stuff dreams are made of

Personal mobility without electric cars? The Hydrogen Council has now been formed in Davos, with the aim of pushing ahead with hydrogen propulsion.

Remote PTI
Topic Remote PTI

An interview with Dr. Karl Obermair on the periodical technical inspection of the future.