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Almost a third of all cars newly registered in Germany in 2025 should be e-cars.

California wants to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The share of the global vehicle stock accounted for by e-cars is still extremely small.

An upward trend for e-cars

Bestandsentwicklung Elektroautos
Starting from a low level, electromobility has grown rapidly in the past few years. Around 5.6 million e-cars were on the roads at the end of 2018. China accounts for almost half of this number (2.6 million). At the end of 2018, Germany had almost 142,000 e-cars. Source: Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden Württemberg (ZSW) 2018.
Anteil der Erneuerbaren Energien an der Brutto Stromerzeugung
The electrical energy generated worldwide is being produced increasingly from environmentally friendly sources. In Germany, the share accounted for by renewable energies lies above the global average. China is also making progress in this area, even though the majority of their energy is still generated using coal. Source: Global Energy Statistical Yearbook (, REN21 / Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (

Electricity is becoming “greener”

Electromobility means California in the USA

Where are they being driven?

Vergleich Deutschland Norwegen
More than half of all newly registered vehicles in Norway were electric cars in 2018. In comparison, electric vehicles only accounted for a modest 2 percent of the newly registered cars in Germany during the same period. Source: Center of Automotive Management (CAM).
International comparison
The forecast for electromobility is bright. Experts predict that across the world there will be 23 million newly registered e-cars in 2025. That would be twelve times more than in 2018. Source: Center of Automotive Management (CAM), January 2019.

E-cars are conquering the world

Interview with Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann

portrait prof. Kagermann
“Germany is a leading international supplier of electromobility.”

Prof. Dr. Kagermann, Chairman of the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) and President of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech). Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann was the spokesperson for the Management Board of SAP AG from 2003 to 2009.