The e-mobility transformation is of such immense importance because this technology is being demanded, developed, and driven from multiple directions. For instance, politics plays an important role by establishing statutory targets and frameworks that will cause the production of electric vehicles to increase at a growing rate over the next few years due to quotas and other regulations. To a certain extent, political decision-making is accelerating the development of an e-mobility society.
Another driving force behind electric mobility is the unstoppable growth of megacities. Urbanization is constantly increasing around the globe, leading to the formation of more and more metropolitan areas with a population of at least 10 million – with no upper limit. While growth is organic in these regions, it is continuous and very rapid. Megacities can only survive if they are truly environmentally friendly, meaning that energy consumption, pollutant emissions, and the overall infrastructure are sustainable and allow people to live there comfortably.
From an economic perspective, and with regard to competitive markets, new players in particular are driving the expansion of e-mobility. This impact can already be seen when new competitors launch their technologies on the market, demonstrating leaps in innovation or adapting solutions more quickly than established companies.
E-mobility is being driven from a number of directions, but everything is heading in one direction only: towards the future.