Electromobility, or E-mobility, holds the key to sustainable transport, more livable cities and successfully fighting climate change. Learn more about the power of E-mobility here!

E-mobility, the sustainable route to a cleaner, healthier destination

Electromobility – also known as e-mobility - is the principle of using electric propulsion for a wide range of transportation types. This includes cars, buses, trucks and off-road vehicles, as well as ships, ferries and other sea going vessels.

E-mobility allows us to move away from CO2-emitting fossil fuels towards energy supplied from electrical power sources which are, in turn, charged through the electricity grid. By decarbonizing the transport sector, electromobility will create a cleaner, healthier and more affordable future for everyone.

Electromobility is a powerful factor in reducing CO2

Thanks to advances in electromobility, fully sustainable transport via road, rail, and marine is now a realistic goal – without having to compromise the way we live, move and work. And given that transport emissions accounted for over 24% of global CO2 emissions in 2016, a move towards total e-mobility cannot happen quickly enough. In fact, with CO2 transport emissions expected to grow at a faster rate than that of any other sector, electromobility is a necessity if we are to reach the Paris Agreement ambitions.

Why is e-mobility so important ?

The link between e-mobility and sustainability is clear: The more e-mobility solutions we employ, the greater the reduction in CO2 and other greenhouse gasses. And this is particularly important in the transport sector where emissions have more than doubled since 1970. In the US, transport-related emissions have risen every year and in 2016, surpassed the electric power industry as the single greatest US emitter of greenhouse gasses. Transport also causes air pollution and 91% of the world’s population lives where air quality levels exceed the WHO’s limits. By replacing fossil fuel-based transport with electrically powered vehicles and vessels, we can dramatically improve the quality of our air while creating significant reductions in our CO2 burden.


Automotive Connectivity is Driving the Future of Mobility.

The future of mobility is often described as one of two acronyms: “CASE” or “ACES,” referring to Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, Electrification, and Shared Mobility. Innovations in automotive connectivity, smart mobility, and the automotive IoT are geared toward both better experiences for the consumer and societal good.


Connected vehicles are becoming ubiquitous, with a recent report from EPM and SBD Automotive forecasting that 96% of new vehicles shipped globally in 2030 will have built-in connectivity. Connected vehicles communicate several data attributes from multiple sensors, providing rich data about vehicles and their surroundings.

Autonomous Driving

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to revolutionize the way we travel – enhancing road safety and efficiency by reducing or eliminating human error. The potential market for AV is huge – with McKinsey estimating that global revenues for AVs in urban areas could reach $1.6 trillion a year in 2030, with a benefit to the public of over $800B a year.

Shared Mobility

Shared mobility has made a splash in recent years with the rise of companies like Uber and Lyft. Urban consumers already use solutions like ride sharing, car sharing, and e-hailing, and with the rise of AV, it is anticipated that robo-taxis will be another shared mobility use case. The shared mobility market was estimated to be a staggering $99B market in 2019, and is expected to reach $238B by 2026. The boom in shared mobility could mean there are fewer private cars on the road, impacting carbon emissions and congestion. The trend is also expected to transform urban real estate development by decreasing the need for parking.

Shared mobility is part of a vast ecosystem powered by automotive connectivity.

Hybrid Car

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) use batteries to power an electric motor and another fuel, such as gasoline, to power an internal combustion engine (ICE). PHEV batteries can be charged using a wall outlet or charging equipment, by the ICE, or through regenerative braking. The vehicle typically runs on electric power until the battery is nearly depleted, and then the car automatically switches over to use the ICE. Learn more about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.