Eberle studied Physics in Stuttgart and received his PhD for a thesis conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. In 2003 he joined GM and its European arm, Adam Opel. He was one of the founders of the European Union's "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking". As a member of the "VDA Task Force E-Mobility", Eberle was involved into setting up the German National Platform E-Mobility. His current work focuses on technologies and strategies on automated driving, smart mobility, alternative powertrains and energy storage. Eberle is author of numerous book chapters, technical reports and R&D papers: inter alia, he co-authored the most highly cited scientific publication in Opel history (according to Scopus and Web of Science).