The automotive sector is facing major changes. The goal is clear: Electric drives are to increasingly replace combustion engines as this conserves resources and causes fewer local pollutants.
The latest generation of lithium-ion batteries allows for maximum ranges of motorhomes from 180 to 200 kilometres. But more is possible: A greater energy density is the development goal for new battery concepts. Ranges of 500 kilometres and more are no longer a pipe dream for motorhomes with lithium-sulphur and lithium-air or solid-state batteries.
In 2018, there are approximately 7,500 public charging stations in Germany. State-sponsored promotional programmes are to expand the charging infrastructure in Germany to at least 20,000 stations by 2020. The long-term goal of the European Union is a blanket supply coverage of Europe with at least 750,000 charging stations, 150,000 of these in Germany.