e-mobility - future developments and challenges
The greening of transport will undoubtedly continue. The electrification of the power train currently has the greatest chance of success. However, the battery technology needs to develop further and secondly a corresponding infrastructure must be built. E-mobility has already triggered many developments:
Today the average usage of a car is less than 2 hours a day. The majority of time the car is parked. In total these parked vehicles could form a huge decentralized battery that could be used to compensate peaks in the power supply - vehicle to grid (v2g). And even in a less advanced approach vehicles could be charged with the puffer energy available in the system. In this case not one additional kWh has to be produced and the grid becomes stabilized.
The enormous effort involved in the electrification of the power train makes only sense if electricity from renewable sources is charged. Electric vehicles are sensitizing: 90% of owners would like a PV within the next years, car manufacturers will produce electric cars 100% with renewables (e.g.: Tesla, VW, etc.)
Multi-modality / MAAS (mobility as a service):
Today one sort of transport is usually used exclusively. With the introduction of e-mobility it is expected that trained behavioral patterns will break up and traffic will be made more multi-modal. Autonomous driving will enable another jump in MAAS and further trigger e-mobility, which is triggering back MAAS.