The world’s population is growing, and so is demand for mobility. As a result, the number of automobiles worldwide could increase from about 900 million today to around 2.4 billion by 2050. It is therefore obvious that global targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions can only be achieved if the share of emission-free vehicles is greatly increased – not only on roads, but also in the air and along sea lanes.
Studies show that electric mobility is the best alternative for cars and light trucks: That’s because battery-electric cars that use wind and solar power experience almost no loss of efficiency. Siemens itself is developing solutions for providing high-power charging infrastructures with power ratings of up to 350 kW.
However, many customers still refrain from buying electric vehicles, primarily due to their relatively short range and the continued lack of a sufficiently developed charging infrastructure.