Standards and specifications are indispensable for a successful market ramp-up of electric mobility. For: Consistent standards connect the world! They ensure safety and quality, thus fostering the users’ confidence. They create security for investments and foster economic viability. Standards form the basis of a global, self-sustaining market. Hence, the strategic orientation and promotion of standardisation is central to the work of the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE).The NPE’s objective is to connect those sectors most important for electric mobility as closely as possible. Only if experts from the fields of automotive engineering, electrical engineering, energy technology and information and communications technology work together, electric mobility can succeed in the long term.