E-mobility: welcome to the future of company transport!
For many companies, an electric vehicle fleet has long been a matter of good form. However, e-mobility is not just relevant to company vehicles or trucks. You can also welcome the future into your company by using e-mobility for in-house transport and to leverage your logistics processes.
What does e-mobility mean for companies?
Emission-free electric motors replace petrol or diesel-fuelled combustion engines: when it comes to sustainability, e-mobility is the future. After all, commercial transport in particular is a major cause of carbon emissions.
In the long term, therefore, companies will need to deal with the topic of e-mobility sooner or later. This change of paradigm will have an impact on entire vehicle fleet, and result in all the advantages of e-mobility being put into practice on company premises as well:
- Fuel logistics are reduced to a minimum.
- Emission-free deliveries/journeys are an important image factor.
- Sustainability goals are achieved more easily.
- Attractive positioning as an employer and in the competitive environment.
- Long-term self-sufficient energy using solar, wind and other renewable energies.
If these factors are applied to the in-house transport of employees and goods, you can make e-mobility the centre of your transport concept for even the very last screw, and therefore profit every day and with every single journey made.
How does a company introduce the use of e-mobility?
Electric motors are not only able to make conventional vehicles fit for the future, but also optimise transport equipment and trolleys. Company bicycles can be turned into e-bikes and e-cargo bicycles, scooters become e-scooters, and tuggers for towing trailers and trains also operate without producing emissions.
This not only involves changing the type of drive and save yourself having to purchase the tanks required for hazardous materials handling, for example. By giving tried-and-tested vehicles an electric drive, they become a powerful means of transport that everyone enjoys using. This means that e-mobility also contributes to employee health and fitness.
What do you need to pay attention to?
The changeover to an electric future does not end with the new type of drive. Careful planning and implementation of your in-house charging infrastructure is just as important. In this case, key questions include the amount of power required, the charging power and the number and position of the charging points that are located around outdoor facilities, in the warehouse, the workshop and at employees' homes.
Extensive funding programmes are available for a key investment like this, and you should try to take advantage of them. In this context, it is also worth considering new, self-sufficient energy sources for the company. Photovoltaics and e-mobility go hand in hand and can reduce your overall ecological footprint, and you'll start seeing the benefits in your balance sheet in the medium term.