Electric mobility is a major topic for environmental, economic and social policy. The German government’s objective is to reduce CO2 emissions from transport by 40 to 42 percent by 2030 and thus to make a significant contribution to mitigating global warming. Hence, the most important aim is to electrify road transport as much as possible.
Fraunhofer ISI examines the different factors and forms of electric mobility in many different research projects and has accumulated extensive expertise over the years. Its main areas of research include sector coupling, market evolution scenarios, new mobility concepts and business models, user acceptance in the private and commercial sectors, infrastructure development, roadmaps for energy storage, drive concepts that focus on lithium-ion batteries, and the significance of electric mobility for the economy, society, and the environment. Our analyses of electric mobility are based on a wide range of methods, in particular on detailed models of the transformation of the transport sector in the context of the transformation of the entire energy system.
Integrating electric mobility into the larger context of the transport sector is executed by scientific support of the Federal Ministry of Transport with the German government’s Mobility and Fuels Strategy, which is coordinated by Fraunhofer ISI. Researchers from Fraunhofer ISI are represented in the National Platform Future of Mobility and in the Strategy Dialog Automotive Industry Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Together with three other Fraunhofer institutes, Fraunhofer ISI has participated in the “Profilregion Mobilitätssysteme Karlsruhe” (High-Performance Center Mobility Systems Karlsruhe) since the beginning of 2016. This research alliance is one of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s High-Performance Centers and has received eight million euros of funding from the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg over the years. Here, relevant research partners from the region collaborate on integrated mobility solutions. Their goal is to make cities and their surrounding areas attractive for people to live and work despite the increasing volume of passenger and goods transport.