Last weekend I travelled to Abu Dhabi. Had some fun in a dragracer, a Radical and some competition karts. But best of all was talking to Wolfgang Warnecke, Shell’s chief scientist. The man must have been the inspiration for ‘the Wolf’ in Pulp Fiction, cause he is badass. Even though he works for an oil company, he predicts a future in which either battery electric or hydrogen electric cars will be our main source of transport. He has done some calculations on the overall CO2 that is necessary for producing and driving cars and decided he should buy a Porsche 944 to be living green. Considering the life expectancy of the Porsche the trade-off of the higher CO2 emissions while driving are negated.
On the Bright website there’s a short interview with the man.