" The fuel cell must not remain in the niche and has great potential to outstrip conventional electric vehicles (BEV). In addition, it fits better into the actual automotive industry infrastructure and could bring the German automotive industry back into the technological leadership," says Elmar Degenhardt (Chairman of the Executive Board of Continental).
As part of the FCH JU funded TAHYA project, a new cost calculation model was introduced to provide a precise bottom-up approach considering possible effects of the industry of scale. Besides a detailed bill of material (BOM), all processing steps are being described and analyzed. As a result, the major cost drivers are being detected and leveraging effects quantified.