Large public organisations tend to create a huge amount of knowledge through commissioned research studies. However, making use of this knowledge often is difficult as technical or scientific reports may be voluminous and/or difficult to digest for non-expert readers.
As mobility is an important part of our life, and the interconnectedness of the economy leads to more and more transport, we expect to see significant growth in freight as well as in passenger transport in the future. Forecasts predict that the global vehicle population – currently about 1.2 billion
40 years ago the first energy research programme of the German government was launched. For the first time this programme provided a structure for non-nuclear energy research. Funded are single projects of limited duration as well as large research institutions over longer time spans.
In 2009 the German government announced the goal to have one million electric vehicles, including battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) passenger and goods livery vehicles on German roads by 2020. To promote experience and testing of various vehice-, infrastructure- and application
The Electric Vehicle Demonstration Programme focusses on the driver's needs since their preferences and requests on technical requirements will determine the market. Through this method one can identify opportunities and eliminate possible barriers for large-scale introduction of electric vehicles