About the author

Jan Oliver Löfken

Energy journalist Jan Oliver Löfken writes among other things, for the Technologie Review, Wissenschaft aktuell, Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung and P.M. Magazin on issues involving energy research and industry. For DLR, he answered the Energy question of the week during the Year of Energy 2010.

Currently, Jan Oliver Löfken writes in the DLR Energy blog on current topics related to the energy turnaround. He considers the contributions that research can make to a secure and affordable energy supply. The energy transition is a social challenge - a project of the century, as noted by Environment Minister Peter Altmeier. In the DLR Energy Blog, Jan Oliver Löfken discusses the outlook of the power supply and what can set the course for politics and the economy today.

Posts from Jan Oliver Löfken

Energy Blog | 27. September 2010 | 6 Comments

Energie-Frage der Woche: Fahrrad statt Auto - Liegt hier die Zukunft der E-Mobilität?

Eine Millionen Elektroautos sollen nach Schätzungen der Bundesregierung im Jahr 2020 auf deutschen Straßen rollen, doch bisher sind nur wenige serienreife Elektromobile am Markt. Trotz zahlreicher Pilotprojekte mit Elektroautos werden große Erwartungen durch hohe Anschaffungskosten, kurze Reichweiten und mangelnde Infrastruktur von Stromtankstellen noch gedämpft. Der Absatz von Elektrofahrzeugen auf zwei Rädern - seien es Roller oder Fahrrad - verzeichnet dagegen immer neue Rekorde. Fährt das Elektrofahrrad dem Auto mit E-Antrieb den Rang ab? read more

Energy Blog | 27. September 2010 | 6 Comments

Energy question of the week: Bicycles replacing cars - the future of e-mobility?

According to estimates by the German Federal Government, even though today there are few mass-produced electric cars on the market, there will be a million electric cars on German roads by 2020. Despite numerous pilot projects using electric cars, high expectations are being curbed because of high purchase costs, short ranges and a lack of infrastructure for charging stations. On the other hand, sales of two-wheeled electric vehicles such as scooters and bicycles are breaking all records. So is the electric bicycle replacing the car in terms of e-mobility? read more