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Press Release / 24.5.2022

Electric trucks: new data maps out priority locations for charging points

The aim of this new study conducted by Fraunhofer ISI on behalf of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is to map out exactly where truck drivers make their stops today, and which of these truck stops are most frequently used, in order to identify priority locations for charging points.

Policy Summary / 16.5.2022

What will solid-state batteries be like in the future?

Fraunhofer ISI has developed a roadmap for solid-state batteries in which it critically evaluates existing research as well as the latest findings and compares their development potential over the next ten years with that of established lithium-ion batteries. The roadmap demonstrates that solid-state batteries have a lot of potential, but will have to prove their commercial viability in the next five years.

New Publication / 25.4.2022

"A clean planet for all" - New report on EU climate policy released

A new report for the German Environment Agency (UBA) by Fraunhofer ISI,  Ecologic Institute Berlin and Guidehouse Cologne assesses the EU Commission's Vision “A clean planet for all” and indicates important next steps in the current european climate policy regarding transport, industry and building sectors.



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Press Release / 19.4.2022

High energy prices drive up need for energy savings

Due to the invasion of Ukraine energy prices are rising across Europe and are likely to remain higher than projected for the European Union. A new study shows that the EU’s economic energy savings potentials are growing as energy prices increase.

The study was conducted by Fraunhofer ISI and Stefan Scheuer Consulting.

Policy Summary / 12.4.2022

New Policy Summary "How 'green' are electric vehicles regarding the charged electricity?" published

Plug-in electric vehicles are a promising option to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transport - especially if the electricity used for charging comes from renewable sources. In this context, a new Policy Summary provides an overview of existing studies and presents additional data on the electricity contracts of users and charge point operators.

Event / 15.3.2022

Eu-SPRI Early Career Research Conference (ECC) on Social Innovation: Call for papers

Early Career Research Conferences (ECC)  gather outstanding early career researchers with established academics for a series of exchanges about on-going and new research in research and innovation policy. The upcoming ECC in September addresses the guiding theme “Social Innovation Policy: Concepts, Methods and Policy Practices”. Early career researchers interested in participating must submit an extended abstract as well as a short motivation letter.

Press Release / 15.3.2022

Eastern Germany offers location advantages for the automotive supply industry despite major challenges

In the Automotive Industry Outlook 2030+, researchers from Fraunhofer ISI and Fraunhofer IMW have looked at the German and, in particular, the East German automotive industry. The study, commissioned by the Labour and Environment Foundation of the IGBCE, focuses on the current economic importance of the industry, its future challenges, and options for action in regard to trade unions, politics, industry and the public in the region.

Press Release / 14.3.2022

More carsharing and ride-pooling due to environmental pricing and regulating private passenger cars

On behalf of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI), Fraunhofer ISI studied the development of car-based shared mobility services. In ten scenarios, the researchers modeled how carsharing and ride-pooling could develop by 2030 depending on policy measures such as the CO2 price, fuel taxes, city tolls and parking fees, as well as the promotion of local public transport services.


The scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI annually publish more than 200 publications including research reports, books, working papers and scientific articles which together cover the broad spectrum of ISI's research. Every month, the latest Fraunhofer ISI specialist publications will be updated in an institute-wide list.