The capital region of Germany is already a pioneer in innovative and sustainable mobility. Many actors from business, science, politics and administration are working together in different projects to push electromobility. These projects cover a broad spectrum of applications for integrated mobility options and future-oriented drive systems: from motorized vehicles for private households to fleets of carsharing, public transportation and commercial vehicles, as well as electric freight transport by truck, van and cargo bike.
Cooperation with international metropolis and regions in Europe, America and Asia were getting more important over the last few years. The most relevant issues are:
The Berlin-based Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE) is purchasing 10 electric hybrid locomotives, with technical assistance from the TU Berlin, which can be powered either by overhead electricity lines or with diesel fuel. The CO2 emission reduction is expected to amount to several thousands of tons...
The SunCat, the first solar-powered passenger ship in Berlin, will make two trips per day from the Fischerinsel to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and back, starting on April 27th, 2017. With the "Solar Circle Line” the Reederei Riedel hopes to make the environmentally friendly ship more visible...
The self-driving, electric-powered shuttle bus has been doing its rounds on the Euref Campus in Berlin-Schöneberg since mid-December and has also been collecting not only interesting passengers, but also a huge amount of valuable data.
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