Mobility congress focuses on energy


Lucerne – The 2024 Mobility Congress focused on the energy transition in transportation. Politics, business and science discussed the question of how electromobility and other non-fossil drive systems can provide an answer to current challenges.

The Mobility Congress 2024 took place in Lucerne on March 6 under the motto Energy at the Center. According to a press release from the canton, speakers addressed the question of how the current major challenges in the mobility sector can be solved. The focus was on issues such as electromobility, other non-fossil drive systems and the reduction of climate-damaging emissions. The CEO of the AMAG Group, Helmut Ruhl, spoke about issues relating to energy procurement and management as well as new business models such as the Clyde electric car subscription and the Allride sharing service. Roland Lötscher, CEO of Mobility, and Markus Kramis, CEO of EVTEC AG, delved deeper into the topic of bidirectional charging and its potential to transform vehicles into mobile energy solutions.

Luca Castiglioni from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and Christian Bach from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) discussed the urgency of reducing CO2 in the transport sector and possible ways of achieving climate targets through technological innovations and behavioural changes. Ruth Aregger from the Lucerne Transport Association and Alain Schwald from AVIA Schätzle also gave an overview of the current status and potential of electric and hydrogen drives.

According to the press release, the congress reflected the canton of Lucerne’s commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2050. Government President Fabian Peter spoke out in favour of raising awareness and mobilizing the population and business for a more efficient use of energy. ce/ww