Electrification blurs the boundaries between two historically separate industries: energy and transport.
The transition to electric mobility gives us the opportunity to rethink and redesign the mobility system to improve sustainability and access for all socio-economic spectrums worldwide. The introduction of the electric bus fleet in Santiago de Chile, for example, was driven by the city’s desire to make its entire transportation system more efficient and improve service quality and accessibility for all segments of the population. On the industrial side, Volkswagen has set itself one of the most ambitious e-offensives, planning to launch up to 75 pure e-models to the market by 2029 and to sell more than 1.5 million EVs per year worldwide by 2025.
While transport contributes more than 23% of global emissions, individual solutions are only one part of the electrification puzzle. The greater mix of the two industrial sectors means that energy players as decision-makers are an additionally important piece of the puzzle of future mobility. This requires close cooperation and coordination between energy companies, vehicle manufacturers, providers of charging technology, and municipalities, among other players.