Electric mobility is the mobility of the future.
The years to come will be characterised by
ever stricter regulatory provisions as to the
necessary reduction of harmful CO
from vehicles. At the same time, we will expe-
rience a shortage of fossil fuels. Concepts for
sustainable mobility solutions, in which elec-
tric mobility is one of the key elements, are
required to cope with these ecological chal-
lenges and, at the same time, create economic
Power-train electrification is reality and no
longer a vision of the future. This technology
will continue in its development over the com-
ing years in different forms: from hybrid (mild,
full or plug-in hybrid, range extender) to bat-
tery-powered vehicles. Compared to today, car
sales will increase by approximately 50 per-
cent on a global scale by 2020. However, the
share of new vehicles sold with combustion
engines will decrease, from 98 per cent today
to approximately 67 per cent in 2020. In that
time period, the share of fully battery-powered
vehicles could rise to 5 per cent.
E-mobile drive concepts involve all passenger
cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and
bicycles using electric power exclusively, for at
least part of the way, irrespective of whether
this energy comes from a battery or a fuel cell.
Furthermore, this includes vehicle concepts
using electric components to optimise their
combustion engines. The ‘Structure Study BW
mobil 2011’ examined the different concepts
in detail, their technological bases and possi-
ble developments.
Vehicle drive concepts can be basically divid-
ed into conventional and e-mobile concepts, in
which conventional drive concepts mean ve-
hicles with conventional or consumption-op-
timised combustion engines. Electric mobile
drive concepts, however, include hybrid vehi-
cles (parallel, power-split), plug-in hybrid ve-
hicles, electric vehicles with range extension
(serial hybrid) and battery electric and fuel
cell-powered vehicles, as shown in Figure 2.
Electrification of the drive-train means an enor-
mous shift in the automobile industry: vehicle
components and technologies – some becoming
obsolete, others emerging – will cause changes
in the value-adding chains and market shares
Securing the future by technological change
electric moBility – potential for Baden-WuerttemBerg
Figure 1: Results of ‘Drive concepts market development’ meta-analysis (Source: Structure Study BW
mobil 2011 –
Baden-Wuerttemberg on the way to electric mobility)
structure study BW
mobil 2011 –
Baden-Wuerttemberg on the way to electric mobility
‘Structure Study BW
mobil 2011 – Baden-Wuerttemberg on the way to electric
mobility’ provides a comprehensive insight and outlook to the various technolo-
gies and aspects of electric mobility, and shows that Baden-Wuerttemberg is in
a great position to secure a leading position in this future market. This study is
available free of charge at
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