Stuttgart (dpa/lsw) - According to trend researcher Eike Wenzel, the private car will only play a subordinate role in future mobility. "The car is the only area where it has not been possible to minimize CO2 emissions," said the founder and head of the Institute for Trend and Future Research in Heidelberg of the "Stuttgarter Zeitung" and the "Stuttgarter Nachrichten" (Wednesday). . "There must be fewer privately owned cars."
The goal must be for an autonomously driving car, i.e. a robotic car, to pick you up at home and take you to a turnstile. From there you would board an ideally autonomous bus and continue your journey. "Such door-to-door solutions are realistic from around 2030 and arouse great interest among citizens."
Wenzel, who also sits on the sustainability council of the state government, called the large-scale installation of charging stations in cities counterproductive. "It can't be about replacing existing cars one-to-one with battery-powered ones." This is not possible and not sustainable.