Areas of application for electromobility?
Vehicles with full or partial electric drive can be used in both road and rail transport. Electric bicycles can also be used on designated bike paths or in forests and fields.The framework of possibilities in which vehicles with an electric drive can be used meaningfully is also broadly defined. These include:
Company fleet / commercial transport companies
Production companies with comprehensive intralogistics
Private users of electric or hybrid vehicles
We would like to explain in more detail the individual areas in which electromobility will be increasingly used in the future.
In the area of municipal administration, many employees already use company vehicles with electric drives. In addition, there are commercial vehicles with electric drives for municipal cleaning and transport assignments. Garbage collection and the fire department also use electrically powered vehicles for their municipal tasks. E-bikes and pedelecs can support the police in traffic monitoring.
Local public transport
In many cities and communities, buses with purely electric or hybrid drive systems are already in operation. Particularly in heavily congested inner cities, switching from cars to electrically powered local public transport (LPT) makes a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and thus improving the air.
Commercial transport companies
In the transport industry, electric drive is on the rise because increasing driving bans for diesel vehicles (up to Euro 5 trucks) in major cities are causing problems for entrepreneurs. Tax incentives from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology are having a positive effect on the use of commercial vehicles in the field of electric mobility. From a sustainable point of view, e-trucks are quiet and can therefore drive through city centers at night. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions, the electricity for e-trucks is also cheaper than fossil fuel.
For the company fleet, electromobility means a flagship for sustainability and environmental protection as an image enhancement for the clientele. Studies have shown that electric mobility has a positive effect on operating and maintenance costs. Another important factor is that running on electricity results in a lower price per kilometer than driving on gasoline or diesel. The tax incentives for e-vehicles are interesting: if the company car is used privately, only 0.5 percent of the gross list price for e-vehicles has to be taxed as a "non-cash benefit". For a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, the rate is 1.0 percent.