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Sustainable Mobility - Clean, Safe and Intelligent

Mobility drives our world. For many people, it is a measure of individual freedom and, among other things, enables efficient global supply chains. As such, it is of great importance to our entire social fabric – and is changing along with it. Today, we are on the threshold of a new, exciting age of mobility: with environmentally compatible power systems , connected vehicles and infrastructures, intelligent spatial sharing between all motorists, and autonomous offerings that make mobility possible for everyone.

Since the beginning of large-scale mobility, we have accompanied its development with a high level of competence and passion as a partner of industry, consumers and authorities. As one of the world’ s largest testing organizations, we make a significant contribution to technical safety in road and rail traffic, and time and again support groundbreaking innovations with expert testing and inspection.

At the same time, we are committed to paving the way for the future of sustainable mobility. Because one thing is clear: The need for mobility will continue to increase. So let's shape it in a way that is environmentally sound and socially acceptable. There are enough ideas and initiatives for such sustainable mobility – and in TÜV Rheinland, manufacturers, developers and institutions find a partner that consistently looks toward tomorrow. You can rely on our expertise, dependability and independence.

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Our Services for Sustainable Traffic

With our inspection services – especially roadworthiness and emissions tests – we are already contributing to traffic safety and reducing CO2. We are supporting the shift to alternative concepts such as electric mobility, gas and hydrogen propulsion with new and enhanced services. In our state-of-the-art battery testing center, we examine battery cells, modules and packs for the automotive industry regarding issues such as durability and load capacity.

"For me, mobility is sustainable when it‘s thought of from a holistic perspective. It starts with production, continues with implementation, and ends with recycling of the resources used," said Katharina Alamo Alonso, Managing Director of Battery Quick Check GmbH. "With Battery Quick Check, we increase market transparency of used electric vehicles and thus contribute to making the best use of the entire life cycle of a battery-electric vehicle."

Our certified Battery Quick Check provides fleet operators, distributors and buyers of used electric vehicles with maximum transparency regarding the condition of their traction battery. And with our new appraisal services for e-bikes, we are also promoting trust in sustainable solutions for the two-wheeler market.

We help our partners from the automotive and software development industries quickly bring new mobility concepts to market in compliance with environmental and safety regulations. This helps increase the trust and acceptance of users and consumers for new technologies and services, which we examine in real-life situations on our state-of-the-art test tracks. The focus here is on autonomous driving, vehicle and infrastructure connectivity, as well as integrated smart city environments.

Our Services for Sustainable Public Transportation

Public transportation plays a key role in the shift toward sustainable mobility. Compared to passenger cars, they take up less space and generate fewer emissions per person. In addition, they do not occupy inner-city parking spaces. Moreover, bus fleets, for example, are ideally suited to the adoption of low-emission fuel cell and battery-powered drive systems, as the scheduled vehicles cover a calculable daily distance and stop at specified locations. With comprehensive testing and certification services, we are setting important foundations for the shift toward these sustainable mass transit models.

And something else is emerging: the future of public transportation is driverless. Autonomous people movers are already in use in several cities. For many of these pilot projects, we played a key role in mapping the autonomous driving routes and obtaining approval for test or even serial operation (!) on public roads.

Because we always think of sustainable mobility from an integrated point of view, we also continually keep an eye on the "last mile. We support sharing solutions for bicycles, e-bikes, e-scooters and taxis with testing and certification services.

Our Services for Sustainable Rail Transport

Rail systems – whether for local and long-distance transport or inner-city streetcars and subways – are a central pillar of sustainable mobility. With our Rail business unit, we are contributing to the development of future-proof technology and connectivity also in this area. Thanks to our market experience and technical expertise, we are one of the most in-demand partners worldwide for public-sector customers, transport companies, public authorities and rail operators. And of course, in this segment, too, we always focus on the safety, reliability and environmental impact of rail systems.

Our sustainable Services

Our comprehensive services for sustainable management help to prepare your company for the future. We get you ready for the next stages of a successful journey. To help you find the right services, please select the programs and focus areas that are relevant to your business.

Do you have questions regarding our Sustainability Services?

Do you have questions regarding our Sustainability Services?

Do you have questions regarding our Sustainability Services?

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

Generating, storing and distributing energy in a sustainable way: This is how we support this key future task for the economy and society at large.

Sustainable Infrastructure

Sustainable Infrastructure

Buildings, traffic routes, industrial plants, supply networks, information technology: Our holistic approach to long-term infrastructure protection.

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption

It is becoming increasingly important to consume more responsibly. We support you in the transition to sustainable materials, products, packaging and cycles.

Sustainable Work Excellence

Sustainable Work Excellence

How will we work in the future? Protecting health remains a cornerstone – at the same time, we promote awareness and skills for the upcoming transformation.

Sustainable Business Practices

Sustainable Business Practices

So that your company embarks on a secure future: Learn more about ESG certification, sustainable supply chains and valid reporting.