The German National Platform
for Electric Mobility

How does the German National Platform for Electric Mobility work? Who is involved in developing the electric mobility system in Germany?

The German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) orchestrates the development of electric mobility in Germany. The advisory body of the Federal Government brings together 150 representatives from industry, science, politics, trade unions and trade associations for strategic dialogue. Collectively, they investigate the economic, social and environmental potential of electric mobility and recommend actions for politicians and business.

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Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann<br />President of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, Chair of the NPE
Working togetherfor electric mobility

Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann
President of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, Chair of the NPE

"In the NPE, politicians, business, science and civil society work together to drive forward electric mobility – such collaboration is unique worldwide for a key innovation topic. We need to maintain this commitment in order to achieve our targets by 2020."

The NPE was founded on the initiative of the Federal Government and coordinates the process of making Germany the lead market in the areas of infrastructure, products, standardisation and training. At the interfaces of various sectors and scientific disciplines, it identifies topics for research and development that are critical to success. It also evaluates national and international activities in electric mobility.
The members summarise their recommendations and ideas in reports and continuous monitoring. The NPE defines the necessary steps in roadmaps on topics such as standardisation, education and training. The scientific basis for this is provided by studies in areas such as the market ramp-up for electric vehicles.
The NPE will also be strengthening collaboration in electric mobility across different sectors and disciplines in the future.