50 million motor vehicles are registered in Germany, and there are also railway, planes and ships. More than 95 percent of today's traffic depends on petroleum-based fuels and causes about 20 percent of total CO2 emissions.
With a view to reliability of supply, conservation of resources and space and also protection of the environment and the climate, future mobility needs will have to be met in a more environmentally friendly manner. Solutions for this include the relocation of more motor car traffic to local and long-distance public railway, more intelligent traffic guidance and management systems and the conversion of vehicle fleets to lower-emission drives.
Both electromobility in interaction with power generation from renewable energies and the increased use of natural and bio natural gas vehicles but also the admixture of biofuels play a decisive role. Sustainable solutions are needed, especially in a big city like Berlin. The Berliner Energieagentur advises fleet operators intending to convert their vehicles to lower-emission technologies and to this end also implements information campaigns.