Questions and Answers

Frequently asked questions

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What is the National Platform Future of Mobility?
The National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM) is a body set up by the Federal Government to monitor and analyse current and future trends in the field of mobility. The NPM advises on necessary strategic decisions in the field of mobility and clarifies facts on complex and controversial topics. Based on this, concrete recommendations for action are made to politicians, industry, municipalities and society.
How was the NPM convened?
The establishment of the NPM is based on the coalition agreement of the German Federal Government and was decided upon by the German Federal Cabinet on 19 September 2018. WG 1 “Transport and Climate Change” constitutes the commission also named in the Coalition Agreement: “Future of Affordable and Sustainable Mobility”. The NPM began its work with the constituent meeting of the steering committee on 26 September 2018.
Why does the NPM include the Commission "Future of Sustainable and Affordable Mobility"?
The Commission “The Future of Sustainable and Affordable Mobility” develops recommendations for the German Federal Government on measures to achieve Germany’s climate goals for the transport sector by 2030. Since these recommendations have an influence on the entire transport sector, the Commission is integrated into the NPM as Working Group 1 “Transport and Climate Change”. This enables efficient coordination between the working groups.
What are the objectives of the NPM?
The aim of the NPM is to develop multi-modal and intermodal paths for a largely greenhouse gas-neutral and environmentally friendly transport system. The aim is to make passenger and freight transport an integral part of an efficient, high-quality, flexible, accessible, safe, resilient and affordable mobility system and to contribute to ensuring a competitive mobility economy and to promoting Germany as a centre for employment.