Stromstecker steckt in E-Auto-Ladesäule.

There is an unmistakable trend towards the electrification of transport. This applies not only to road traffic but also to rail traffic, taxis and buses. Bikes are currently undergoing the most rapid electrification. For us, electrification refers to drives powered by electricity as well as fuel cells. At the present, battery-powered drives are the most efficient, but other variants can also be a good solution for certain applications. What is significant is that the electricity comes from renewable sources.

The transport revolution combined with the energy revolution is an important step towards reaching the Paris climate goals. That is why the state continues to expand its support of electromobility and the associated charging infrastructure.

Today around 20 percent of all German electric cars are already being driven in Baden-Württemberg. The state government aims to increase the number of vehicles with electric drives (electric battery and plug-in hybrid) in Baden-Württemberg to 200,000 by 2020. In 2017 around twice as many electric vehicles were registered than in 2016, and a further increase is to be expected.

To ensure that the manufacturing industries are provided with reliable framework conditions for the development of innovative vehicle concepts, the German Ministry of Transport supports the long-term establishment of ambitious CO2 limits for fleets at European level. As the home of the car, Baden-Württemberg is striving to become the leading market for electromobility as well as the leading provider of alternative drives, innovative usage concepts and networked resource-saving mobility.