Tailwind for the Capital City Conference on Electromobility
Sustainable mobility: The number of electric cars in Berlin will continue to rise in 2022
The number of electric vehicles in Berlin and Brandenburg continues to rise: According to current figures (as of April 1, 2022) from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), there are already 37,363 electric passenger cars in Berlin and 25,912 electric passenger cars in Brandenburg. More than one in five newly registered passenger cars in Berlin is electric. Commercial use is becoming increasingly important. Of the electric passenger cars in Berlin, 57.5% (21,484) are used commercially, while 42.5% (15,860) of the vehicles are in private use.
These are the latest figures, which will also play a role at the Capital City Conference on Electromobility 2022 on June 29, 2022, when sustainable and innovative mobility in the capital region will be discussed.
The Berlin mobility industry event organized by Berlin Partner Agentur eMO – which forms a network with around 60 partners from science and industry – will take place on site at Berlin City Hall and as a livestream. Among others, Economics Senator Stephan Schwarz and State Secretary Tino Schopf from the same house, Transport Senator Bettina Jarasch, Parliamentary State Secretary from the BMDV Daniela Kluckert and Christian Hochfeld, Director of Agora Verkehrswende.
More than 600 participants have registered to attend the event at the Rotes Rathaus or to watch the live stream. 23 speakers and panelists will shape the program of lectures, keynotes, discussion rounds, future scenarios, Pecha Kuchas, One Minute Pitches. This year’s motto is: Berlin economy – sustainably mobile.
Business transport plays a decisive role for electromobility in urban areas. In order to create an incentive for small and medium-sized enterprises in particular to switch to electrically powered vehicles, the Berlin Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Operations has initiated the “Wirtschaftsnahe Elektromobilität” (WELMO) funding program. This primarily supports small and light vehicles, commercial vehicles and charging infrastructure.
Stephan Schwarz, Senator for Economic Affairs, Energy and Operations: “Berlin is in the middle of a transformation process. In this process, it is important that we keep an eye on the various needs in order to make mobility efficient, climate-neutral and sustainable. We see a clear development of electromobility in our city, but we also know that the expansion must succeed even faster and even better. The capital region offers an important advantage for this. Berlin-Brandenburg is increasingly becoming the industry hub for electromobility. More and more companies are settling here, from startups to global corporations, from research to assembly. This is where the necessary innovations are created, and this is where the short distances and interlocking production chains are found. That, too, is a development that we are continuing to drive forward in a targeted manner.”
A prerequisite for the attractiveness of e-mobility is the further expansion of the charging infrastructure. There are currently around 3,200 publicly accessible charging points in Berlin and Brandenburg. Increased development is also taking place in private, publicly accessible areas such as fast-charging hubs at gas stations, at retailers and in the housing industry, as well as on public roads by Berlin’s municipal utilities on behalf of the Senate Department for the Environment, Mobility, Consumer and Climate Protection.
Another program supported by eMO is MOMA berlin. Here, the focus is on corporate mobility management, the topics of bicycles, company tickets, shared vehicles, mobility budgets and the conversion of the vehicle fleet to electromobility. Consulting services for companies in this area are funded by the Wirtschaftsnahe Elektromobilität (WELMO) of the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Operations.
Dr. Stefan Franzke, Managing Director of Berlin Partner: “The good news is: according to a recent study, Berlin is one of the most sustainable metropolises in the world. Nevertheless, the challenges in the topics of urban mobility and sustainability remain great. Here, our eMO team at Berlin Partner is working very successfully to increase the benefits for all of us and to further advance the mobility transformation.”
Gernot Lobenberg, Head of the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO at Berlin Partner: “Without electromobility and a shift to sustainable modes of transport, such as public transport, bicycles and smaller, shared vehicles, the climate targets cannot be achieved. Commercial transport in particular, which accounts for about a third of traffic in Berlin, plays a crucial role here. This is because most electric vehicles are registered commercially and almost 30 providers of “sharing mobility” for bicycles, scooters, cars and others are active in Berlin. Companies, public authorities and other organizations in particular now have a wide range of options for rethinking and sustainably organizing their business trips and the journeys of their employees.”
The Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO supports the market ramp-up of electromobility and the use of new, innovative mobility solutions for sustainable business transport. As a state agency, we support the goals of the state of Berlin and are part of the Berlin business development agency Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH. The tasks of eMO include the dissemination and testing of new mobility solutions and the management of central state projects. The eMO and its measures are financed primarily by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Operations as well as by numerous partners from business, science and the public sector from Berlin and Brandenburg.
Further information and figures can be found on the newly relaunched website, which has been adapted to the design of Berlin Partner.