Electric mobility
shows the way ahead

Electric mobility provides a key to the sustainable redesign of mobility that is climate- and environment-friendly, efficient and conserves resources. The German National Platform for Electric Mobility has thus set out to develop Germany into the leading supplier and lead market for electric mobility.

Targets and approach at a glance

Electric mobility– the background

Electric mobility covers  a great deal more than just electric vehicles – a  whole host of components make up the electric mobility system. What will the system look like in 2020? How will we get there? Find out about the approach of the platform.

The topics

All you need to know to get started

The range of vehicles already extends from compact cars to sports models. At the end of 2015, there were more than 40 models on the market, 29 of them are series models from German manufacturers. Every year they are being joined by further attractive models.

Some 85% of the necessary charging infrastructure in Germany is in the private domain. Another 15% is in the publicly accessible domain such as motorway service areas, where electric vehicles can already be charged in 15 minutes at fast charging points. Instead of waiting at the petrol pump and getting your hands dirty, in future it’ll be a case of parking, charging and relaxing.

Electric mobility is part of the global mobility revolution and is making its contribution to the energy revolution in Germany. The electricity required can only be obtained from renewable energy sources. As mobile storage devices, vehicles stabilise the power grid of the future.

Ensuring a better atmosphere, clean air and less noise, electric mobility is already an integral part of urban transport development and mobility planning in many municipalities, both large and small. It doesn’t just promote quality of life but also innovation and value creation.

International norms and standards ensure a barrier-free driving experience. A uniform Europe-wide charging system already exists, enabling users to charge their cars wherever they are without any difficulty.

Charge with a smartphone or single card at all charging points and make barrier-free use of electric mobility offerings from cars to public transport! Information and communication technologies lay the foundations for customer-focused mobility services.

Exceptionally highly qualified specialists and engineers constitute the basis for the success of electric mobility. They ensure innovation and the high quality of technologies and services in the electric mobility domain.

Electric mobilitygets things moving around the world

International comparison

Electric mobility is becoming hugely important internationally. Governments, business and science are therefore setting themselves ambitious targets and competing to provide users with the best offerings. How are German manufacturers placed in relation to competitors from other countries? Which countries are ahead of the game in developing the electric mobility market?