In view of global climate change and air pollution problems in cities, there is growing pressure for action to be taken to reduce transport emissions and end this sector’s dependency on fossil fuels. Electric vehicles are a much-discussed option in this context.
But are electric vehicles the answer to transport-related environmental problems? Are they genuinely more climate-friendly than vehicles with an internal combustion engine? How much electricity will be needed for e-mobility in future? What are the alternatives? Are sufficient raw materials available for battery manufacture? Are e-vehicles popular with users? How does Germany compare with other countries, and what does this mean for the future of its car industry?
The Oeko-Institut’s researchers have been addressing these and other e-mobility issues for many years within the framework of numerous national and international research and consultancy projects. On the following pages, the