Focus: Installers

From installer to automobile seller

More and more automobile manufacturers recognize the potential of e-mobility and are offering electric vehicle models. At the same time, some are setting up new manufacturing sites for battery production. Installers too are expanding their business activities and making the transition to automobile sales. For example, solar technology suppliers are cooperating with manufacturers to offer electric vehicles for sale or lease. On the whole, the selection of suitable electric vehicles – including for commercial use – is becoming ever greater.
In the coming years, beginning in 2022, the first PV systems will reach the end of the 20‑year period of feed-in tariffs paid under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). This imminent development is another driving force behind the combination of PV and e-mobility. Now is the time for investors and plant operators to give thought to how the electricity can be used in the future. Different variations of self-consumption are moving further into the foreground. Read more


E-mobility needs renewable energy

If everything runs according to the German government’s plan, 6 million electric vehicles will be on German roads by 2030. Market researchers at Navigant Research anticipate this magnitude of sales on the global market within the next seven years. The figures show that e‑mobility is becoming a growth market. This benefits a huge number of companies, as it involves more than just exchanging the drive components.
In the same way as the smartphone raised the world of communication to a whole new level, e‑mobility and renewable energies can propel a fundamental transformation in the energy industry: the convergence of environmentally friendly power generation and transportation. E‑mobility thus presents photovoltaic companies with an additional area of business, and these companies are increasingly offering power charging stations and smart home solutions. Power suppliers and municipal utilities are also connecting their green power supply with e-mobility services.

Stay up to date

More electric vehicles require more solar-powered charging stations

E-mobility only makes ecological and economic sense if it is fueled by renewable sources of energy. In Germany, for example, the Federal Environmental Agency has said that transportation must be greenhouse gas-neutral by 2050 if the country wants to achieve its climate goals. The environmental agency has also calculated that e-mobility generates lower additional economic costs for the energy transition in the transport sector than power-to-liquid, power-to-methane and power-to-hydrogen.
At the Power2Drive Forum, experts will be sharing their knowledge on combining renewable energies and electric vehicles, and the significance of electric cars for the energy mix and transport of the future. The spotlight will be on brand new vehicle concepts, innovative charging solutions and current business models for sustainable e-mobility.

Power2Drive Forum Program

Guided Exhibition Tours for Installers

A competent editor will lead you to the selected companies’ booths. Here experienced engineers, product managers or sales representatives of the participating companies will explain to you their innovations and answer questions. Every guided tour lasts around two hours. The participation is free and you will also get a free ticket for the exhibition. Participants will be provided with headsets.

Guided Tours

Traveling to Munich for Power2Drive

Munich’s location in the heart of Europe and its excellent transport infrastructure make travel fast and straightforward for exhibitors and visitors. The city is easily reached by plane, train or car.
And Munich is always worth a visit. Bavarian culture fosters lively discussion in a convivial atmosphere.
Do you have any questions? Please write to us at or call us on +49 761 3881-3700
Other useful information