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2022-08-30 press release

Grids, charging stations and batteries: VDE announces first E-Mobility Conference in Frankfurt

VDE sets new benchmark with exchange and networking platform for electromobility. Premiere on October 25–26 at Frankfurt Airport. Initiative promoted by Federal Minister for Digital and Transport Dr. Volker Wissing.

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(Frankfurt, August 30, 2022) The expansion of electromobility has not seen much progress in Germany over the past few years. The Federal Government wants to see the number of electric cars in the country increase to 15 million by 2030. However, the Federal Motor Transport Authority currently counts only around 690,000 purely electric vehicles on Germany’s roads. Many people are wondering how the switch to e-mobility will work in practice: which car they can afford, how practical it is for them, where they can charge it, and where all the green electricity is supposed to come from.

In an effort to boost the electromobility roll-out in Germany, VDE is inviting stakeholders to its first E-Mobility Conference in Frankfurt on October 25–26. As a neutral, independent technology organization, VDE works at the interface of many industries that are vital for implementing the mobility of tomorrow: from manufacturers of charging infrastructure, vehicles, batteries and measuring technology to electricity grid operators, testing and certification institutes, standardization bodies and scientists. Speakers at the conference will include managers from companies such as Opel, Audi, Bosch, Marelli, TOTAL Energies and Stromnetze HH, as well as representatives from the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Hessian State Chancellery. The presentations, keynotes and panel discussions will cover an array of topics: the shift from combustion engines to battery-electric drives, the comprehensive expansion of charging infrastructure, the use of vehicle batteries as intermediate storage, the progressing degree of electrification and digitalization across all industries, sector coupling, grid expansion and grid-friendly charging.

Experience the trends and visions of the future of mobility

“It’s not enough for us to merely talk about electric vehicles and political targets. We’d like to share our pool of industry know-how and interdisciplinary expertise with all the interested parties. With this conference, we’re providing a neutral platform for professional exchange, knowledge transfer and networking across several different industries. We can only implement these plans if we do so together,” said Ralf Petri, Head of Mobility at VDE. In addition to the exciting presentations and insights into corporate strategy, there will also be an evening event for networking and a company exhibition where attendees can learn about new products and services on site and share ideas with experts in the field.

When: 25. und 26. Oktober 2022
Where: THE SQUAIRE Flughafen Frankfurt

About VDE

VDE, one of the largest technology organizations in Europe, has been regarded as a synonym for innovation and technological progress for more than 130 years. VDE is the only organization in the world that combines science, standardization, testing, certification, and application consulting under one umbrella. The VDE mark has been synonymous with the highest safety standards and consumer protection for more than 100 years. 

Our passion is the advancement of technology, the next generation of engineers and technologists, and lifelong learning and career development “on the job”. Within the VDE network more than 2,000 employees at over 60 locations worldwide, more than 100,000 honorary experts, and around 1,500 companies are dedicated to ensuring a future worth living: networked, digital, electrical.  
Shaping the e-dialistic future. 

The VDE (VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. For more information, visit www.vde.com