POLITICAL FRAMEWORKS COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER
The app is not designed to provide a one-off definitive answer, but rather for the ongoing evaluation of electromobility by fleet managers. After all, the operating conditions for electric vehicles are constantly changing, be it due to new grants, improvements to the infrastructure or advances in vehicle technology. Conditions also vary between the participating countries, for example with regard to taxation and grant schemes, but the app developers view this as an opportunity. “It allows us to show politicians which incentives exist in which country and what their real effect is,” says Schimeczek. Other countries can then use particularly successful initiatives as a template for their own.
REALISTIC AND PERSUASIVE SCENARIOS
Initial results demonstrate that for many fleets switching some of the vehicles to electric drive is really worthwhile. One of the areas where electric vehicles can be run particularly economically in Germany, for example, is the care service sector, where providers work in multiple shifts as well as at weekends and on public holidays. Making the switch is also worthwhile for urban taxi fleets. Considering an average daily mileage of around 150km, and with the possibility of recharging during lunch breaks, electric vehicles present an attractive alternative.