Regierungskommission mahnt: 14 Millionen E-Autos für Klimaschutzziele bis 2030 nötig

14 Oct. 2021 16:29

According to a government commission, the electrification of road traffic must gain momentum significantly in the coming years. Up to 14 million e-vehicles will have to drive on the German asphalt by 2030, otherwise the climate protection targets cannot be achieved.

In the final report of the National Platform for the Future of Mobility (NPM), which was presented on Wednesday, it says:

“Despite considerable technical advances, the transport sector has not been able to reduce CO2 emissions in recent years. The need to act is more urgent than ever, because the volume of traffic continues to grow, especially in freight transport, while climate protection targets are being tightened at the same time.”

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The previous planning horizon for the automotive industry was seven to ten million electric cars by 2030. Against the background of the next tightening of the fleet limit values ​​prepared by the EU Commission and current announcements by the manufacturers, however, a significantly higher level “is assumed to be realistic and may be necessary to achieve the climate targets”. According to the assessment of the expert panel of the government commission:

“(By 2030) up to 14 million electric vehicles will be on the road in Germany in order to make a sufficient contribution to the implementation of the climate protection targets in the transport sector, which were tightened again in June 2021.”

However, the car fleet is still a long way from achieving these dimensions. According to figures from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), 48.25 million cars were registered in Germany at the beginning of this year, of which around 309,000 were purely electric cars – a share of 0.6 percent. However, the number of new electric cars registered has increased: According to KBA data, around 2.02 million new cars came onto the road in the first nine months of 2021. These included almost 237,000 cars with a purely electric drive – a market share of almost twelve percent.

The NPM, which is anchored in the coalition agreement between the Union and the SPD, should develop proposals for climate neutrality in traffic, but also express its opinion on how the German auto industry can remain competitive. At the end of the term of office of the current federal government, the advisory committee handed over its final report to Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer after three years of work during the international mobility congress ITS in Hamburg.

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(rt de/dpa)

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