H-Tec Systems, a German GP Joule subsidiary, has come under new management. In May, Heiner Gärtner and Ove Petersen began to transfer responsibility for day-to-operations to Frank Zimmermann, H-Tec’s chief financial officer, and Joachim Herrmann, while they retained their lead positions at the parent company.
This year, the mood at the shared space Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries was as buoyant as it hadn’t been in a long time. Nearly all players in the hydrogen and fuel cell market exuded great confidence during Hannover Messe, held April 23 through 27, and spoke passionately about new interesting projects and orders. It was an experience that stood in sharp contrast to the event’s overall numbers, which seemed to be trending slightly downward.
When you ask auto experts which country has been in the driver’s seat on the global electric vehicle market, they will point you to China. The number of EVs and plug-in hybrids sold in the People’s Republic went from 507,000 in 2016 straight up to 777,000 a year later, according to the Center of Automotive Management. The United States ranked second, with 194,000 vehicles sold