A quiet climate champion: The future of e-mobility

19.04.2022
Focus on electromobility

There are already large numbers of electric vehicles on German roads – bicycles and scooters, cars and buses. And the numbers are set to increase: in its coalition agreement, the German government states that there should be at least 15 million fully electric passenger cars in Germany by 2030.

In this latest issue of eco@work, we focus on electromobility. We look at its resource demand and the recycling prospects for precious raw materials such as cobalt, nickel and copper. We also present a study that provides an initial evaluation of Germany’s passenger vehicle sector from a resource perspective until 2035. And we take an in-depth look at the commercial sector, which accounts for more than 60% of new registrations, and consider how to give a boost to e-mobility here.

We also talk to Drs. Auke Hoekstra about the myths surrounding e-mobility – and the facts that debunk them. A Program Director at Eindhoven University of Technology, Drs. Hoekstra investigates how the energy system and mobility can become greenhouse gas-neutral. He also clears up many of the misleading or even false statements about electric vehicles for his 25,000+ Twitter followers.

Read the current issue of eco@work here: A quiet climate champion: The future of e-mobility