The revolution in the automotive sector began quietly and in a niche. It is now clear that Smart cars will shake up the automotive industry in the same way that the introduction of the smartphone opened up a completely new playing field. The old market leaders are no longer necessarily the future ones; instead, they will have to vie for customers’ favor with small, dynamic and, above all, innovative newcomers. Parallel to the Smart car revolution and partly overlapping it, the transformation of the global energy supply is underway. The new energy concepts are characterized by a trend toward decentralized production and clean alternatives, which are meeting with high demand, especially in Asia. Momentum is high and creating new market leaders.