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E-mobility - the pleausure of driving electrically

Around a quarter of primary energy consumption in Germany is attributable to transportation – reason enough to warrant a closer look. Not only does electric mobility represent a particularly energy-efficient way of getting about, but with electricity produced from renewable energies, it enables mobility with almost zero CO2 emissions. And driving does not need to be any less enjoyable – electric engines are particularly attractive when it comes to getting started, and can deliver horsepower to the road very quickly. Unlike conventional combustion engines, they can do so very quietly.

Yet electric mobility has an even greater vision for the energy revolution in the long run – if the batteries of many electric vehicles can be linked together, they can work as a large-scale electricity storage facility for renewable energies. For example, vehicles can be recharged during the night, when consumption is normally much lower. However, there has to be a sufficient number of electric vehicles available for such an electricity storage system to reach a critical mass. A smart control system also needs to recognise when there is a surplus of energy available, and also when the vehicle needs to begin its next journey with a full battery.

A major sticking point when it comes to the breakthrough of electric mobility is having a comprehensive charging infrastructure. EWE is making its contribution here by installing hundreds of charging points in the northwest.