Dr. Urs Maier

Senior Associate, Energy and Infrastructure

Urs  Maier

Urs Maier is an expert on freight transport, sector coupling and transport infrastructure. He joined Agora Verkehrswende in 2016 and specialises amongst others in electricity-based fuels, integrating electric vehicles into power grids and strengthening rail for the transport transformation.

Urs Maier was previously employed as a project manager at the German environmental organization "Deutsche Umwelthilfe". Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the University of Luxembourg's Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning. In 2010 he received his PhD for a dissertation on path dependencies and green technology in the automobile sector. Urs Maier holds a Diplom degree in Geography. He studied in Cologne, Bonn, and Gothenburg.

Song choice for the Agora Verkehrswende Mix: Ticket (Beatsteaks).

Fuel-cell #trucks 🚛 could provide longer ranges and more flexible operations in #Europe. Still, they will face economic (#TCO) challenges. New @TheICCT report quantifies the break-even #GreenHydrogen ⚡️⛽️ price needed to outcompete #diesel 🧵 (1/5) theicct.org/publication/eu… pic.twitter.com/bKd9Isumjy



17 August

Do battery #electric trucks make sense? 🤔💭❓ Thanks to expected improvements in battery #technology, higher #EnergyEfficiency, and a lower #fuel cost, electric trucks will be more economical than diesel in all European countries. 🔌⚡️💰 pic.twitter.com/4Pbhr2GcGo

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