Power2Drive Europe - International Exhibition for charging infrastructure and e-mobility, May 15–17, 2019

The exhibition Power2Drive showcases charging solutions and technologies for electric vehicles and reflects the interaction between electric vehicles and a sustainable and environmentally friendly energy supply. It is an industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and start-ups in the emerging field of electric mobility and transportation. Our goal is to help companies to develop and distribute technologies and business in the field of traction batteries, charging infrastructure and electric vehicles and to push forward a sustainable future mobility.

A Driving Force in the EV Industry & Charging Technology!


Wanted: Cutting-edge innovations for The smarter E AWARD 2019

We are looking for future-shaping products, innovative projects and intelligent business models in the area of solar, storage, energy management and clean transportation. Put your innovation in the spotlight, catch the eye of your visitors and take advantage of comprehensive marketing services, networking opportunities at the AWARD Ceremony in Munich and an impressive media response. Get your pioneering work rewarded and apply now for the innovation award of the new energy world – The smarter E AWARD 2019.

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Manifesto: Call for a successful transition to renewables in the transportation sector

Political course corrections, coupled with the alarming reports on climate conservation, have led the organizers behind Power2Drive Europe and other endorsers to initiate a manifesto. The aim is to deepen the close connection between e-mobility and renewable sources of energy and achieve a sustainable future. The smarter E Europe, the largest energy industry platform in Europe, will demonstrate the potential held by this combination of mobility and clean energy, and the pressing need to pay greater attention to sector coupling.

Some of the declaration’s first signatories include the German Federal Association for eMobility (BEM), the German Association of Energy Market Innovators (bne), the German Association for Solar Mobility (BSM), the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the International Solar Energy Society, German Section (DGS) and the International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA).

The full manifesto can be downloaded here

Compelling reasons to register for Power2Drive Europe 2019

  • Leading international exhibition focusing on e-mobility and charging infrastructure in the renewable energy system.
  • Successful industry platform for manufacturers, distributors, project developers and suppliers in the e-mobility and energy industries.
  • Products and innovations for batteries, electric vehicles and charging systems.  
  • Verified figures and quality: Quality seals from AUMA, FKM and UFI ensure numbers you can rely on.

Exhibitor list 2018

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Power2Drive Europe celebrates successful premiere: Charging infrastructure, technological trends and innovative business models in the spotlight

June 28, 2018: The Power2Drive Europe exhibition took place for the first time in 2018 under the umbrella of The smarter E Europe and was an instant success with exhibitors and visitors. 148 suppliers presented their innovations for charging infrastructure and e-mobility, while the Power2Drive Europe Conference and the ees & Power2Drive Forum offered deeper insights into the latest hot topics in the industry. Around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries attended The smarter E Europe. The new exhibition Power2Drive Europe put the spotlight on the integration of e-mobility into the renewable energy system.


Press Release


Expansion of the public charging infrastructure

About 10,700 public charging points on 4,730 charging stations are available to everybody who is driving on a German road. 530 of them are quick-charging stations. This was the official status as of September 2017. Preliminary estimates of the German association of energy and water suppliers (bdew) say that by the end of 2017 this number will have increased to even 12,500 charging points and 850 quick-charging points. The German ministry of transport plans to cooperate with "Autobahn Tank & Rast", a German highway restaurant and gas station company to equip all of this company's service stations along German highways with quick-charging stations and parking lots for electric vehicles. more

Photo: Enercon

High Power Charging

There are plans to increase the charging rate during long-distance trips. This is one of the reasons why several manufacturers are working on solutions for high power charging (HPC) with values up to 350 kilowatts. In comparison: This is three times the power that Tesla uses in his super charger with 120 kilowatts. The HPC focuses also on higher voltages. Future systems will then use even 800 volts instead of 230 volts or 400 volts. This has quite a few advantages: The charging time will decrease and the cable diameters required will be reduced and thus the weight of the components installed in a vehicle.


Picture: Chakratec



The global energy industry is undergoing a radical transformation

Digitalization and decentralization are changing the face of the energy world for good. Renewable energy has become a crucial part of our energy supply system, with global investments in renewables surpassing those made in fossil energy sources for the first time in 2015. If renewable energy is to compete against conventional sources of energy, it is not enough to simply improve how it is generated. Instead, the fields of generation, energy storage, distribution and consumption must be connected seamlessly and intelligently.

In order to give all these aspects the attention they deserve, the organizers of Intersolar and ees are taking the logical step of combining all topics and events concerning the new energy world under a new umbrella called The smarter E.