News Digest Item
17 Nov 2016

“E-mobility clear macroeconomic advantage”

Öko-Institut / UBA

Focusing on e-mobility is the cheapest long-term way for Germany to achieve decarbonised transportation, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) writes in a press release. A study commissioned by the UBA and carried out by the Öko-Institut found that a transport transition based on e-cars will result in lower costs than with any other alternative fuel, such as power-to-gas or fuel cell technologies. The macroeconomic costs for erecting a corresponding infrastructure with charging stations and overhead contact lines, changing the fleet of vehicles and providing energy are the lowest in a scenario where power is used directly in e-cars rather than transforming it into alternative fuels, according to the UBA.

Find the UBA’s press release in German here.

Find the Öko-Institut’s study in German here.

For background on transportation transition, see the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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