E-Mobility in the Fast Lane

Power2Drive Europe Exhibition Newspaper Issue 01 2021

Electric vehicles and environmentally friendlier driving are gathering momentum all across Europe – especially in the largest mobility markets of Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden. Compared to last year, the number of newly registered electric passenger cars in the EU has gone up by more than half in 2020.

PHEV and BEV achieved a market share of just over 12 percent of all new vehicle registrations – of which BEVs accounted for 55 percent (726,000). According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), a record 43,671 electric vehicles were registered in the country in December 2020 alone. The European electric vehicle factbook 2019/2020 reports that every fourth car in Norway is electric.

Progress is also being made in the expansion of charging infrastructure. Automobile manufacturers, municipal utilities, fuel station operators and other companies and stakeholders from various industries are all investing in charging stations for electric vehicles. If Europe wants to achieve the targets of its Environment Action Programme 2030, it will need to successfully transition away from oil-based fuels. For this reason, and because more efficient e-mobility is increasingly becoming the norm, many municipal enterprises are electrifying their bus fleets, and companies and car sharing organizations are electrifying their vehicle fleets as well. You can learn everything you need to know about current developments, the latest ideas and the most important trends at Power2Drive Europe, the leading exhibition for e-mobility in the renewable energy system.

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Further Content

Press Release

Postponement of The smarter E Europe 2021

February 01, 2021

The smarter E Europe with its four exhibitions Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power Europe will be moved back by six weeks to the second half of 2021.

Press Release

Coronavirus Pandemic – a Catalyst for Sustainability

February 16, 2021

A recent EUPD Research survey conducted in the context of the Energiewende Award 2021 reveals that citizens focus more on their own energy consumption.


Dr. Selj (IFE - Institute for Energy Technology)

Head, PV Performance and reliability group


Josefine Helene Selj is the head of the PV performance and reliability group at IFE. Her main research interests are monitoring and performance analysis of PV systems, particularly floating PV and PV in cold climates. She holds a position as associate professor at the Institute for Technology Systems at the University of Oslo and is on the board of the Norwegian Solar Energy Cluster. The PV performance and reliability group at IFE has a particular focus on data driven performance analysis and works with data from utility scale PV plants in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America


Richter (3E sa)

Head of Innovation - Product Manager


Mauricio Richter is the head of the innovation department and the product manager of solar and wind data analytics at 3E. Mauricio works at 3E’s R&D team as photovoltaic expert since 2011. The scope of his work covers the technical management of 3E’s R&D department, product management of 3E’s solar and wind data analytics solutions and the delivery of research projects ensuring the scientific quality of work of 3E’s product and consultancy teams.


Beckers (Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory)



Frank Beckers leads Apricum’s project advisory practice. For over 25 years, he has been a trusted financial advisor to governments, developers and investors on infrastructure and (renewable) energy projects with a total transaction volume of over USD 100B. He has advised the governments of Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Singapore as well as the European Commission on procurement and PPP projects and successfully structured and arranged debt and equity financing for infrastructure and (renewable) energy projects in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. <br />Before joining Apricum, Mr. Beckers held several senior positions in (investment) banking as well as consulting, including global head of project finance & advisory at First Abu Dhabi Bank, senior advisor to McKinsey & Company and global co-head of project & capital advisory at Deutsche Bank, where he was also a member of the bank’s MENA executive committee and the global asset finance & leasing executive committee. Mr. Beckers is also currently a member of the advisory board of Dii Desert Energy. <br />Mr. Beckers holds a master’s in international management (MIM) from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) and ESADE Business School, Barcelona, as well as a graduate degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) from the University of Cologne, Germany.