The climate crisis, caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, is one of the great challenges of our time. A whole 196 nations as well as the entire European Union have recognized the urgency of this environmental crisis and committed themselves in the so-called Paris Climate Agreement 2015 to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. The pressing global problems moved the EU, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary in September 2020, to present more stringent climate targets to enable compliance with the Paris Agreement.
The EU wants member states to cut their CO2 emissions by at least 55% by 2030, and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Germany only recently tightened its targets further under pressure from the Constitutional Court: by 2030, 65% (instead of the previously targeted 55%) fewer greenhouse gases are to be emitted than in 1990. In addition, Germany wants to be completely climate-neutral by 2045 instead of 2050.
Compleo comes into play when it comes to meeting ambitious climate targets. Around 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused solely by road traffic. As a provider of high-quality charging stations and solutions for electromobility, we help to realize this change to a "green future" and make emission-free mobility possible.
One requirement in particular must be met for the widespread use of electric cars: A good charging infrastructure, because that combines individual mobility and sustainable energy. Many people are still hesitant to buy electric cars because they fear they will not find sufficiently accessible charging stations. In a survey by the German TÜV, 39% of respondents cited this as a reason for not buying electric vehicles (Verband der TÜV e. V., Mobility Study 2020). We counter this fear with our products. Compleo offers technically advanced charging stations for electromobility. Thanks to our market-leading technology, we have a steadily growing customer base and have delivered more than 50,000 charging points since 2009, predominantly in Europe, most of them in the German home market.
Would you like to know more? Read more about our green business model in the current Annual Report 2020 (p. 13-14).