Electric mobility protects the climate, environment and resources, promotes technological innovations and enables new business models. It is a task that encompasses all sections of society and covers a great deal more than just electric vehicles. Numerous components – from drive technologies to charging infrastructure – come together to form the electric mobility system. At the heart of this are the users. To ensure that they can choose from a range of offerings and that only the best technologies and services win through, the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) pursues an approach that is market-orientated and open to different technologies.
The prerequisites for achieving the targets have been met. More than 30 vehicle models by German manufacturers are currently available on the market, across all vehicle segments. So far, the range includes the battery-powered electric vehicles discussed by the NPE as well as plug-in hybrids and range extender vehicles – and it continues to grow. Moreover, the user is offered attractive products and services such as mobility cards or eCarsharing.
Different measures adopted and implemented by the German Federal Government form the basis for this development:
For the subsequent (2017 until 2020) the NPE recommends the following accompanying measures:
With the existing package of measures, a leading market with one million electric vehicles can still be achieved. However, with view to uncertainties such as the development of the oil price, it is advisable to observe the further market ramp-up and, if necessary, adapt the funding accordingly.