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In its second interim report, Working Group 2 of the National Platform "Future of Mobility" reviews the contribution that alternative powertrains and fuels can make to reducing CO2 emissions in the mobility sector // The analysis is primarily focused on a comprehensive evaluation of the CO2 impact of electromobility concepts, hydrogen and fuel cells, as well as biomass- and electricity-based fuels on climate protection under the current boundary conditions
The second interim report presented in Berlin on 8 June by Working Group 2 "Alternative Drive Technologies and Fuels for Sustainable Mobility" of the National Platform "Future of Mobility" (NPM WG2) comes to the following conclusions:
"For the time being, the status quo of the powertrain and fuel options under consideration is very different in terms of technical maturity, market ramp-up and acceptance. In addition, there are the interests of the stakeholders involved. We have, of course, taken this into account and have succeeded in showing a potential for reducing CO2 emissions from transport within a corridor of 26 to 63 million tonnes by 2030. This means that, even under optimistic development and boundary conditions, additional efforts will be needed to achieve the target of 95 million tonnes by 2030 adopted by the Federal Government. Together with the other NPM working groups, we must now proceed even further into the analysis," said Prof. Dr. Barbara Lenz from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.), head of NPM WG2, in the press briefing.
NPM’s Working Group 2 "Alternative Drive Technologies and Fuels for Sustainable Mobility" considers technology-neutral alternative propulsion technologies and fuels for all modes of transport with respect to their contribution to sustainable mobility and thus their contribution towards achieving the German Federal Government’s climate and energy goals for 2030 and 2050. In addition to technical and economic criteria, the evaluation also takes into account social requirements for the acceptance and use of alternative propulsion systems and fuels by households and companies.
The working group formulates concrete recommendations for action to be taken by politicians, business and society to promote particularly effective technologies. These include, for example, proposals for the design of framework conditions and funding programmes, recommendations for R&D measures and assessments of investment needs.
NPM WG2 is lead by:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Barbara Lenz
Head of the Institute of Transport Research at German Aerospace Center (DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer
President of the FVV (Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V.) and former CTO / Deputy CEO of Schaeffler AG
The recommendations for action of NPM WG2 at a glance:
Further reports from the platform's six working groups can be found on the NPM website.
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