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Heading for a mobile and sustainable Stutt-
gart Region.
Whether the f-cell conference and
trade fair, the Fuel Cell Centre of Excellence or
Stuttgart as a pilot region for electric mobility: if
it’s about new drive technologies, the Stuttgart
Region Economic Development Corporation
(Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH,
WRS) is always at the forefront. And this is true
for any normal work day too: today, all WRS em-
ployees drive electric vehicles. The whole com-
pany fleet is electric – whether on two or four
wheels. Currently, WRS manages the ‘Show-
case Region for Electric Mobility LivingLab BW
e
mobil’ together with e-mobil BW (State Agen-
cy for Electric Mobility Baden-Wuerttemberg),
which is one of the largest demonstration pro-
jects within Europe. The Stuttgart Region, with
its own ‘Model region for sustainable mobility’
programme, is also a sponsor. Each year, in-
terested parties can submit projects pertaining
to sustainable mobility. It not only sponsors
electric vehicle carsharing projects but also
pedelec hiring systems at train stations and
an overhead cable bus project. WRS’s engage-
ment in the area of sustainable mobility is not
a coincidence; over recent decades, a cluster
of companies and institutions from the vehicle
industry has gathered in this region. Car man-
ufacturers, system and component suppliers,
engineering consultancies and many research
institutes bundled their competencies in the
region, with 180,000 employed in this cluster.
That means that conditions in the Stuttgart Re-
gion are already set for developing new solu-
tions for the mobility of people and goods.
sustainaBle moBility in the stuttgart region
A region in transition
Contact
Holger Haas
Phone: +49 711 22835 14
Fax: +49 711 22835 55
Stuttgart Region Economic
Development Corporation
Friedrichstrasse 10
70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Year of establishment:
1996
Employees:
50 (2012)
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