Berlin, 11.05.2021 – Shaping the transition in mobility, strengthening Germany as an industrial location – how can this succeed? Cem Özdemir, Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the German Bundestag, talked with Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director of NOW GmbH about precisely this subject today.
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff explained the diverse activities of NOW GmbH in supporting the Federal Government in its climate and industrial policy goals in the field of sustainable mobility. A special focus was on the work of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. Its management team, Johannes Pallasch and Dagmar Fehler, presented the strategies and measures with which the demand-oriented, nationwide and user-friendly expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany is being driven forward.
Cem Özdemir: “There is no stopping electric mobility in passenger cars, and that is certainly a good thing in view of the climate targets and Germany’s position as an industrial location. That is why it is so important that the charging infrastructure now moves forward at full speed. No more business pointing the finger at politics and politics pointing the finger at business. I am pleased that the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is working with so much enthusiasm and expertise towards the success of electric mobility. While some still question whether we are backing the right horse with electric mobility, the Centre has long since moved on. I am pleased to see that, thanks to the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, we are moving closer to our goal of a nationwide and uniform charging infrastructure each and every day. I would like to thank Mr von Knobelsdorff, Mr Pallasch, Ms Fehler and the entire NOW team for the stimulating discussion and the great opportunity to learn about their work here on site.”
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff: “It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to present the goals, task portfolio and development of NOW GmbH to the Chairman of the Transport Committee of the German Bundestag today. NOW’s vision is a climate-neutral society and we are tasked with the ensuring the necessary contribution of the mobility sector. The transition towards climate neutrality is one of the major tasks of the century, which will require a variety of technological and regulatory approaches. We have enjoyed a lively discussion on this today, and are looking forward to continuing our dialogue.”
Johannes Pallasch: “We are delighted at having had the opportunity to present our work and our plans for accelerating the expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany to Cem Özdemir, a distinguished expert in transport policy. I would like to thank him for the in-depth exchange today. In the fight against climate change, the networking of all stakeholders, for example via the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, is of fundamental importance.”