After more than 100 years of development history of the combustion engine, electric mobility is now ushering in a new worldwide traffic era. The electrification of drives is an important prerequisite for future mobility. It helps us become more independent of oil, to reduce emissions and to integrate vehicles even better in a multimode traffic system.
The federal German government has therefore set a goal to put one million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020. But also the goal of France to have 100,000 vehicles on its roads by 2015 is rather ambitious. Countries such as the U.S., Japan and China have also recognized the enormous potential of electric mobility and are encouraging their industries with major programs in support of electrically powered traffic. The basic technologies regarding electric drives, energy storage and network infrastructure are well-developed.
However, there is still a need for further research, optimization and integration within the value added chain. eCarTec and its accompanying events provide a strong basis for international exchange on the leading markets in Germany and France. The trade fair covers the entire value added chain including materials, components, cells, batteries and the entire system and its application.
The event will take place the 15-17 October 2013, in Munich, Germany.