Current events and further development of MFS as a "learning strategy"
The Mobility and Fuels Strategy identifies the fuel options, the corresponding drivetrain technologies as well as the necessary infrastructure which are most likely to contribute to an increase in efficiency and a reduction of CO2 emissions. In doing so, the MFS is to become the key platform of discussion for sustainable mobility in Germany. As the strategy is designed as a learning strategy, it will be constantly reworked and adapted. This allows to adapt on changing developments as well as on new technical inventions or changing constellations of stakeholders. In this process, the MFS also looks abroad when it comes to specific topics.
Ongoing dialogue with industry, academia and civil society
Like the phase-out from nuclear power, the decision to move away from oil and the associated dependencies and uncertainties is backed by a large majority of the German population. The challenges of environmental protection are right at the top of the agenda in the mobility sector, too.
With the Mobility and Fuels Strategy, the ministry aims to tackle these challenges and move forward an energy transition in the mobility sector. The MFS was developed in a comprehensive dialogue involved around 400 businesses, associations and experts from society, industry and the scientific community. This inclusion of relevant experts and stakeholders also continues as the MFS is being further developed. It is this constant exchange of ideas that makes results more reliable and creates a solid base for the acceptance of the MFS. In this understanding, Workshops and conferences are conducted, also enhancing the MFS-Network that has been created since 2012.
Within the context of the MFS’ further development, several studies have been conducted, for instance on potentials of biofuels as well as on energy saving potentials of combustion engines or on alternative drivetrain technologies. The studies that are available in English can be downloaded here.