More electromobility can accelerate decentralized energy generation
The transport revolution must be pursued vigorously in Germany because, from 2035, it will no longer be possible to sell new gasoline and diesel cars in the EU. Electromobility is the key to ramping up that revolution if the necessary electricity comes from renewable sources such as wind turbines and photovoltaic systems. To ensure all 48.5 million cars registered in Germany are running on all-electric drives by 2050 at the latest, the power grid will also have to be expanded to incorporate decentralized and local energy management. This can be achieved if the ramping up of electromobility can be viewed as a catalyst for an energy revolution in buildings. That is the conclusion of a new whitepaper from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and Amperfied GmbH.
Contents of our whitepaper:
- For 48.5 million electric cars, wind and solar power generation must increase by 1.8% per year by 2050 compared to today’s levels.
- Germany faces enormous challenges in energy supply and power generation. More and more areas, such as mobility or heating buildings, are being electrified.
- The German power grid needs decentralized, local energy management so that it can supply millions more e-cars and wallboxes.
- The purchase of energy management systems should be subsidized by the state for this purpose.
- Policymakers must push for the expansion of a nationwide charging infrastructure so that Germany can achieve its climate targets.