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Germany wants to become a leader in sustainable mobility

Germany wants to become a leader in sustainable mobility

German Centre for Mobility of the Future is choosing between 4 locations

The German Centre for Mobility of the Future is looking for a suitable location that will help make Germany become a leading international model for sustainable and future-oriented mobility, while also considering social, economic, and environmental goals. Four possible locations are being discussed.

According to a spokeswoman, the Federal Ministry of Transport is working "at full speed" on the planned German Centre for Mobility of the Future. The Bavarian state government and the state capital Munich are looking for a suitable location in that city.

There are already several suggestions, the spokeswoman has assured. It is important that the centre is easily visible and accessible and that there is space for events.

Discussions were ongoing with the first four locations for the so-called user and test centres. Wireless technologies should be the subject of mobility in Hamburg. Rail is the subject in Annaberg-Buchholz (Saxony) and Minden (North Rhine-Westphalia). It is still being debated in Karlsruhe as to which areas might be involved there.

Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) wants to "develop Germany into a leading international location for sustainable and future-oriented mobility while at the same time taking social, economic and ecological goals into account".

320-million-euro budget between 2021 and 2024

The new centre's goal is to find answers to the questions of how people will travel in the future and how goods will be transported, especially in light of climate change. Workshops and studies are also scheduled as part of this effort and science, industry, and the government would collaborate. More than 320 million euros are budgeted for construction and the project will run from 2021 until 2024.

Hydrogen technologies, synthetic fuels, creative logistics concepts, and interactive, platform-based mobility concepts are all potential development goals. Furthermore, resources should exist to make new mobility methods and innovations available and tangible to a wide audience.

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