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Fill the tank up, please! But with what? Electricity, hydrogen and electrofuel in the future check

The event series “Ranga Yogeshwar & ...” deals with the rapid
technological and social developments and their effects on our society.
It’s just as much about new ethical questions as it is about dealing
with our respective culturally shaped understandings of the world.

Electric drives are currently widespread and seem to be anecofriendly and efficient option. Hydrogen drives are said to be quick torefuel and able to cover long ranges. E-fuels, on the other hand, areconsidered to be climate-neutral in production, but are currently still veryexpensive at four euros per litre.Germany has set itself the goal of taking a leading role inelectromobility. Accordingly, sales of electric cars have increasedsignificantly, not least due to government incentives such as the purchasepremium for this type of vehicle. At the same time, investments are beingpoured into the research and development of hydrogen technology; support fore-fuels, by contrast, is more restrained due to their energy-intensiveproduction.Regardless of political considerations, we want to discusson a scientific basis which of the three propulsion technologies is a realisticoption for the cars of the future. Take the opportunity to ask experts yourquestions and learn more about the car of the future: are pure electric carsreally a better solution than hydrogen-powered vehicles with fuel cells?

Our guest

Chemist Maximilian Fichtner is Executive Director at Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) for Electrochemical Energy Storage. He is part of the core team of a new European flagship project on battery research called “BATTERY2030+” and scientific coordinator of several European research projects on battery and hydrogen technology.


  • Venue: Forum
  • Admission from 18:30
  • Event language: German
  • Full Price: €10.00, Reduced price (only with proof of entitlement): €5.00
  • A ticket is required. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office.
  • The event is aimed at interested people of all ages.

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Additional information


The future is for everyone! The Futurium wants to be accessible to everyone.

  • We are a wheelchair accessible venue.
  • An induction loop system is available.
  • If there are any other access needs on your part, please feel free to let us know.
    We will try to meet them:
  • All information on accessibility can be found here.