Not only environmental issues but very practical traffic problems create a demand for "micro-mobility". A recent study publshed by Frost&Sullivan illustrates an emerging market rapidly maturing until 2018.
When the electronica 2010 as the world’s leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications opens its doors in Munich by today for the rest of the week, one topic is hard to be overlooked: Electromobility will be one of the main key topics at electronica 2010.
Green standardization is back in the spotlight with a new mandate given by the European Commission and EFTA, the European Free Trade Association, to the European Standards Organisations, CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, and ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, regarding the charging of electric cars, scooters and bicycles.
Chancellor Angela Merkel urges car manufacturers not to miss yet another opportunity - Germany’s government and automotive companies meet at the first summit on electromobility and start a “national platform electromobility”.
Two-wheelers provide an excellent opportunity to improve the flow of urban traffic and make it more individual and environmentally friendly, particularly when electric technology is involved. This has already been recognized in Asia in particular, where a large number of electrically powered two-wheelers are now roaming the streets of Shanghai.