"The technological progress in the last decades caused a huge jump in the level of transport services. Due to this development and the dominant use of fossil fuels, the transport sector contributes to a large extent to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions causing global warming. In order to fight global warming it is therefore obvious, that a change towards sustainable transport solutions has to take place. As a result of the higher efficiency of their engines, electric vehicles are deemed to be the key technology for sustainable transport in the future. Due to higher cost of ownership, technological limitations such as the limited range and the missing charging infrastructure, however, the annual sales of electric vehicles are far below 1%. Considering the even lower stock of electric vehicles the ecological impact is still almost not measurable. The global scenarios and roadmaps show the potential development of electric vehicles. In order to reach these targets countries have to make a huge effort in providing an optimal framework for the development of this new technology. Beside the technical limitations, political, legal and economic barriers have to be overcome. Within this paper the political, legal and economic key factors to be considered when developing strategies for e-mobility are analysed."