A popular current topic for urban as well as for transport planning is
e-mobility. In the foreseeable future, the electro vehicle will be used mainly
for short distances, making it particularly interesting for urban mobility.
Therefore, emobility seems to be the future path for a sustainable urban and
transport development. The contribution challenges this assumption by
presenting the results of a recent research project in Berlin. Within this
project, the decisionmaking process of establishing the charging
infrastructure was analysed. By combining a discourse analysis and a policy
study, the proponents for e-mobility, as well as their intentions can be
shown. The contribution will further show that particular interests promoting
e-mobility do not necessarily coincide with a comprehensive planning strategy
presenting a concept leading to sustainable urban and transport development.