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The central players in the VDMA Electric Mobility Forum, E-MOTIVE, are the Drive Technology Research Associations (Forschungsvereinigungen Antriebstechnik e.V.). (FVA), the Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines e.V. (FVV) and the Forschungskuratorium Maschinenbau e.V. (Research Board for Mechanical Engineering). (FKM).
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Drive in change - the best solutions emerge in competition
The change in mobility can no longer be halted. The variety of requirements in the respective markets also requires a variety of available technologies. Hybridization and electrification are gaining momentum, as is the development of decarbonized synthetic fuels known as eFuels. Tomorrow's mobility is based on mechanical engineering - and requires open technology.
Current ZEV Index shows increasing attractiveness of electric mobility
The ZEV index measures the attractiveness of electric mobility in comparison to the combustion engine. For the year 2023, the index forecasts for Europe the same attractiveness of electric cars and cars with combustion engines.
VDMA study: Transformation of mobility offers opportunities for more added value in mechanical and plant engineering
The most important finding of the study is: "For mechanical engineering, the mobility transformation process offers opportunities for additional value creation," explained VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker on the occasion of the publication of core results of the study.
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X MOTIVE - Produce Future Mobility
Electric mobility, fuel cells, Power2X - The change in mobility is complex and in the future there will not only be one type of drive on the market. This presents the entire industry with new challenges. The transformation process must be actively accompanied. In order to meet the current challenges, the VDMA would like to support its members.
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In addition to battery electric vehicles, the fuel cell will be a further mainstay of future mobility. In order to assess the effects and potential for mechanical and plant engineering at an early stage, the second edition of the study "Drive in Change" was published with a focus on fuel cell technology.
Electric mobility, fuel cells, Power2X - The change in mobility is complex and in the future there will not only be one type of drive on the market. This presents the entire industry with new challenges. The transformation process must be actively accompanied. In order to meet the current challenges, the VDMA would like to support its members.
To achieve climate protection in the transport sector, politicians are relying almost exclusively on electromobility. But the CO2 avoidance costs of battery-powered electric vehicles are far too high.
The change in mobility can no longer be halted. The variety of requirements in the respective markets also requires a variety of available technologies. Hybridization and electrification are gaining momentum, as is the development of decarbonized synthetic fuels known as eFuels. Tomorrow's mobility is based on mechanical engineering - and requires open technology.
The most important finding of the study is: "For mechanical engineering, the mobility transformation process offers opportunities for additional value creation," explained VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker on the occasion of the publication of core results of the study.

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The ZEV index measures the attractiveness of electric mobility in comparison to the combustion engine. For the year 2023, the index forecasts for Europe the same attractiveness of electric cars and cars with combustion engines.
The introduction of new technologies is often accompanied by high development costs and expensive initial investments
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"Technological change must not be based rigidly on one technology"
The change in drive technology is affecting both the automotive industry and its suppliers. The aim is to strengthen value creation in Germany and Europe through state-of-the-art products and technologies. Change must not be based rigidly on one technology.