The combination of solar energy and electric vehicles enables new, pioneering use concepts for private households and companies alike. Even small photovoltaic (PV) systems with only three kilowatts peak provide enough power to drive an electric vehicle thousands of kilometers a year – without harming the environment.
The most recent study conducted by Aurora Energy Research predicts that by 2040, up to 29 million electric cars will be driving on German roads. To ensure that electric vehicles can be charged anywhere, an intelligent charging infrastructure supported by a combination of private households and publicly accessible charging stations based on renewable energy is needed.
The recent special report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) paints a bleak picture of what we can expect if global warming reaches 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The good news is that the technological solutions needed to effectively and affordably counteract climate change, particularly in the transportation sector, are already available. However, what the industry requires is reliable political parameters for the increased application of these technologies. As a result, the organizers behind Power2Drive Europe have formed a strong alliance and have written a manifesto committed to the idea of a successful transportation transition to renewable sources of energy and a sustainable future. In its joint manifesto, the alliance has formulated seven recommendations to demonstrate why a close connection between e-mobility and renewable sources of energy is not only sensible, but absolutely essential.