A short journey through time

In Germany, e-mobility is no longer a marginal phenomenon. German automakers now produce electric vehicles for the mass market and Tesla has announced plans to build a gigafactory in Berlin-Brandenburg. In many areas of society, the technological shift away from internal combustion engines to electrified propulsion is becoming increasingly apparent. Increasing numbers of electric vehicles are on the road, charging stations dot the cityscape, and after many decades, production factories no longer make engines but batteries. Globally, and in Germany as well, electric car registrations are increasing. In 2019 alone, 62,281 electric cars were newly registered in Germany. As a result of the Paris climate protection agreement entering into force, CO2 emissions in the transport sector are expected to drop significantly. For the EU, the 95 g CO2/km target will apply to newly registered passenger cars from 2021. Since this agreement at the latest, a rethink in vehicle drive technology has been taking place among all stakeholders.