FKFS Veranstaltungen

2025 Stuttgart International Symposium
on Automotive and Engine Technology

3. - 4. Juli 2025

Session: Poster |

Achieving the Net-zero Target in Mobility

Jan Paulitschek, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

The European Green Deal aims to reduce emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030. The transportation sector has lagged behind in reducing emissions since 1990, and to address this, it must electrify powertrains, transform the mobility model, and decarbonize existing vehicle stock. Electrification of powertrains, including hybrids and battery electric vehicles, is the primary driver for decarbonizing passenger car transport, while hydrogen fuel cells will play a complementary role, particularly in commercial vehicle transport. To achieve this, battery manufacturing capacity must be increased by 33% annually to reach 5.8TWh by 2030 and transformed from linear to circular. Additionally, the charging infrastructure must be expanded 3-7x faster than EU`s weekly addition of 2000 new charging points today to meet the expected demand. Bio- and e-fuels are another approach to reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of existing internal combustion engine vehicles. Alternatives to privately owned passenger vehicles, such as public transit and micromobility options, are insufficient to drive the necessary shift in demand away from private cars. Therefore, the implementation of pooled shared transport, or "ridesharing," on a large scale is the next crucial step in reducing the proportion of privately-owned vehicles in passenger mobility, with anticipated demand reaching hundreds of thousands of vehicles across the top 30 cities in the European Union by 2030.