The Volkswagen Group isn’t in a rush to present a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the general market, as per one of the key figures behind the German goliath’s eager e-portability strategy. Although worldwide opponents such as Honda, Toyota and Hyundai are drawing nearer to presenting creation fuel cell vehicles, the VW Group’s official for electric drive frameworks, Rudolf Krebs, isn’t persuaded that hydrogen will be completely marketable until 2020. Krebs was talking at the Los Angeles engine appear, where the VW Group emphasized its expectation to turn into the world’s greatest player in e-versatility by 2018 by delivering electric and cross breed vehicles in all car fragments and over the majority of its brands.”We have a colossal hydrogen car programme ongoing,” said Krebs. “We have a great deal of cars that are being tried with a fuel cell stack, yet we need to clarify that hydrogen vehicles in greater numbers won’t occur before 2020. There is no framework accessible and the technology is amazingly costly and not as solid as ordinary vehicles.”He called attention to that in spite of the fact that hydrogen had the advantages of zero tailpipe discharges and none of the driving extent issues joined to battery-electric vehicles, there are still worries over the efficiency of creating the energy.”We still have the issue that hydrogen versatility possibly bodes well on the off chance that you utilize environmentally friendly power vitality – you need to utilize green power, at that point convert it from electric to hydrogen, amid which you lose around 40 percent of the underlying vitality,” disclosed Krebs.”Then you need to pack the hydrogen to 700bar to store it in the vehicle, which costs you further efficiency. From that point onward, you need to change over the hydrogen back to power through the vehicle’s fuel cell, which brings another efficiency misfortune. In the end, from your unique 100 percent electric vitality, you end up with somewhere in the range of 30 and 40 percent efficiency.” Krebs trusted the best arrangement would be a vehicle that depends essentially on battery electric impetus, with a hydrogen fuel cell as a back-up.”The best hydrogen vehicle will be a module – you grow the limit of the battery partially, and do a large portion of your voyages utilizing that, and just on account of crisis – or in the event that you wish to drive long separations – do you utilize the hydrogen. In expressions of vitality sparing, this is the best way to have a reasonable hydrogen vehicle,” he said. The Volkswagen Group’s MQB car platform has been future-sealed to acknowledge fuel cell technology if important, said Krebs, however the organization’s momentary spotlight was on refining it’s electric and cross breed cars: “Above all else we have to get our work done and make a generally amazing electric and module half breed vehicles. In doing as such we bring down the cost of the parts and advance the efficiency and execution of the items. Hydrogen can come later on the grounds that it utilizes all the equivalent technological components.”By one year from now the VW Group will have 14 half breed, electric and module vehicles on the market over the majority of its brands, including thee-Golf EV shown off at the LA show this week. Krebs said 40 of the gathering’s models can be fitted with option drive trains, as indicated by interest.