E-Mobility Needs an Upgrade

Almost every fifth new car in Germany is now an electric car. According to a current study commissioned by the BMVI, the number of e-cars on the roads will grow exponentially.

By 2030, there could be just under 15 million of them. Battery-powered vehicles on German roads, 30 million in the EU. But where will they all be charged? The infrastructure must be further expanded. And that is exactly what the German government wants to achieve with an ambitious masterplan.

πŸ“± Customer friendliness

Payment systems today are anything but customer-friendly. Countless different providers, lengthy registration processes, a great lack of transparency. It must be easy to charge a car.

β›½ Expansion of public charging infrastructure

Customer parking lots, street space, gas stations. All places where you can easily load your car.

🚘 Promotion of private charging infrastructure

Public charging infrastructure will not suffice. But it would not be efficient either. Charging at the parking lot at home and at work is a big lever.

This is where subsidies are needed to make infrastructure construction attractive. Photovoltaic on the roof, electricity into the car.

🌱 E-mobility is only as green as the electricity you charge

In 2030, up to 30,000 GWh could be charged in Germany. That is a considerable amount – and e-mobility is only green if the electricity is green. A great deal of effort is still needed to expand renewable energies and research into efficient storage possibilities (KRAFTBLOCK).

πŸ”‹ Further development of the battery

The further development of battery technology has not yet reached its tipping point. Every year there are groundbreaking new research results to increase the efficiency of battery technology. More resource-efficient, faster charging, larger capacities.

It is a great challenge. And it’s only part of the much needed traffic turnaround. But it is an important part.