Drive & energy transition
In order to master the transformation of transport, we face the challenge of converting drive systems to climate-neutral technologies. In turn, the success of the drive turnaround depends on the restructuring of our energy systems. In urban areas, this change - for example in the expansion of charging infrastructure - becomes an urban planning task that moves along the field of tension between public and private interests.
In the case of the drive and energy transition, the conference in 2024 will focus on the following questions:
- How can we speed up the expansion of charging infrastructure in urban areas? How does this change the role of municipal utilities as local suppliers and how can this new business field be developed for them? What challenges do municipalities and charging infrastructure providers face in finding or providing urban space?
- In which areas of the urban transport transition can we use green hydrogen efficiently? Where do we stand with the necessary political regulations?
- How are the roles and business areas of oil companies, OEMs and the municipal energy industry changing in the context of the goal of decarbonisation?
- How do we navigate the necessary change in the drive and energy transition politically in the right direction? What public-private partnerships can be forged in which both groups of actors can develop their strengths and produce solutions that serve the common good?
- What contribution can autonomous driving make to the traffic turnaround - and when?