Today the companies of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and Daimler AG are launching their joint initiative, "e-mobility Baden-Württemberg“. Its goal is to make the German state of Baden-Württemberg, the birthplace of the automobile, a model region for locally emission-free electric mobility within the next two years. By introducing this initiative Daimler and EnBW are staying true to their home base: "e-mobility Baden-Württemberg“ will help sustainably strengthen the region and its success. The starting point for the initiative will be the state capital of Stuttgart, with an additional regional emphasis in Karlsruhe.
By forming this strategic partnership Daimler and EnBW are setting new standards. EnBW serves as a key player with its in-depth expertise in energy logistics for the development of intelligent and customer-friendly battery-charging models and its experience with network management and regulation, and as such it can supply a variety of energy sources – an intelligent electricity and hydrogen infrastructure is being planned. In order to complement e-mobility projects which are already in place, the new initiative is consciously geared towards variety. As part of "e-mobility Baden-Württemberg" Daimler will use around 200 smart car and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, equipped with either battery-electric or fuel cell drive depending on the model. In the medium term Daimler plans to employ its entire range of emission-free electric vehicles in the strategic partnership: from the smart fortwo electric drive and B-Class F-CELL to the A-Class E-CELL.