e-mobility: The future is electric
With its intelligent, solution-oriented approach, the e-mobility project of Daimler together with partners from the political sphere and energy suppliers is answering the question of how electromobility can be made economically viable in practice. Electric vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands have already proved successful since 2009 in e-mobility projects in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. Further markets include Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and North America (the United States and
Daimler, for example, is providing over 100 electric vehicles for the Berlin project; and the partner RWE is installing 500 electric charging stations throughout the city that are to be supplied exclusively by electricity from renewable sources.
The e-mobility Baden-Württemberg initiative was jointly launched by EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and Daimler in 2010. Its objective is to transform the state of birth of the automobile into a model region for locally emission-free electromobility within the next two years. The initiative’s starting point is the state capital, Stuttgart; a further regional focus will be Karlsruhe.
EnBW is contributing its expertise in energy logistics to this strategic partnership for the development of intelligent, customerfriendly battery charging models and in network management and control, and is providing a diversified blend of energy sources. As a supplement to the ongoing e-mobility projects, the new initiative is specifically focused on diversity.