Innovation and Technology

Electric Mobility

The German automotive industry is strongly committed to pressing ahead with the development of electric mobility because climate protection, a growing scarcity of fossil fuels and an increased need for mobility due to rising population figures require new solutions and alternative propulsion systems.

Electric vehicles offered by German manufacturers and outlook National Platform Electric Mobility

The German automotive industry is strongly committed to pressing ahead with the development of electric mobility because climate protection, a growing scarcity of fossil fuels and an increased need for mobility due to rising population figures require new solutions and alternative propulsion systems. Electric vehicles can make a significant contribution to  protecting the environment and avoiding emissions. Therefore, electric vehicles are a fixed component of the diversification strategy of the German manufacturers and suppliers.

In May 2010, the German Federal Government created the National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE). Representatives and experts from industry, science and society observe and analyze the development of electric mobility and of electric vehicles within the context of the Platform. The common goal is to develop and establish Germany as the lead market and the lead supplier for electric mobility by 2020. In this respect, the NPE acts as an advisory board to the German Government. In the end of 2014, the 4th progress report was handed to the Federal Government. In addition, the report serves to monitor joint approvals, recommendations and goals extensively and at regular intervals.

In the beginning of 2015, Germany has reached a new milestone: Electric vehicles fill a gap in the market. Step by step, a younger as yet small but dynamically growing market is beginning to form. In no other country does the customer have such a large selection of different types of electric vehicles across the board.

 

By the end of 2015, the German manufacturers have launched 29 electric vehicles.

New registrations of electric vehicles in Germany

The graph shows the cumulative new registrations of electric vehicles in Germany. It is divided by color coding according to the type of electrification of the power transmission. The blue section shows the share of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), the green section depicts battery operated vehicles (BEV). In the first nine months of 2015 alone, sales of electric vehicles grew by over 60%. The figures speak for themselves: Electric mobility is gaining momentum.

Nevertheless: There is still a long way to go before broad market penetration of electric vehicles has been achieved. Today already, we are setting the course for an upsurge in the market in Germany. For this reason, suitable political framework conditions need to be created.

VDA Initiative: Coordination center of the electric mobility industry

Electrifying the vehicles of the future is gaining increased significance and supports the development of the overall system of electric mobility. This overall system links electric vehicles from plug-in hybrids and range extender vehicles to battery powered vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles with the power supply network and the traffic system. Thus, they supplement the mobility of the future.

The Electric Mobility Department is part of the coordination center of the electric mobility  industry and in it represents the interests of the automotive industry. It supports the joint efforts of members of the National Platform of Electric Mobility to develop Germany into becoming the lead supplier and lead market for electric mobility by 2020 using an approach that is systematic, market-orientated and open to new technologies.

In cooperation with the Federal Government, the Joint Agency for Electric Mobility (GGEMO) and various associations, the Platform organizes and coordinates national and international events and thus documents the work of the automotive industry and its partners in the electric mobility sector. Political and technical questions and issues are discussed by the Electric Mobility Working Group and the Energy Storage Working Group and collective approaches are developed.

Your contact partners

Kerstin Bratz

Senior Consultant Electric Mobility

+49 30 897842-423

E-Mail: bratz@vda.de

among others National Platform for Electric Mobility, Electrification of heavy vehicles (trucks, buses), Inductive Charging Systems

 

 

 

Matthias Krähling

Senior Consultant Electric Mobility

+49 30 897842-420

E-Mail: kraehling@vda.de

among others National Platform for Electric Mobility, Electric Mobility Working Group, Total Cost of Ownership, Market Incentives

 

 


 

Michael Weiss

Senior Consultant Electric Mobility

+49 30 897842-422

E-Mail: weiss@vda.de

among others, National Platform for Electric Mobility, Charging Station Infrastructure, Plug Standardization, Display Windows and Model Regions

 


 

Team Assistance
Anastasia Matveeva
+49 30 897842-424
E-Mail: matveeva@vda.de

 

Anastasia Matveeva Electric Mobility Department

Tel: +49 30 897842-424  
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