We heard, or already use hybrid or fully electric cars, but what about other transportation options? Can e-mobility be adapted in anyone’s everyday life? What does it mean anyway? The term, in its narrow sense, refers to vehicles producing zero emission due to their electric power driven system. In a wider sense electro mobility includes not only the vehicles, but innovative engineering development, the essential urban conditions, and the lifestyle it brings along. Is this a new trend only for people obsessed with environment protection, or the inevitable way of the future?
- Electro mobility isn’t limited only fully electric powered vehicles. There are hybrid models, driven by both electric and human, mechanic force, and other kinds, operating with hydrogen fuel cell technology. Thus, shifting to e-mobility doesn’t threat users with the possibility of obesity. Thanks to the built in smart softwares, you can set up, how much energy you produce in addition to the electric power.
- Designers work on planning these vehicles being more energy efficient. One of the main challenges still remains increasing battery lifetime, and decreasing charging time. Meanwhile, fighting the forever quest, other developments aim to reach the possibility of gaining energy from smart power grids. Developing e-vehicles and power grids at the same time foster the process of energy efficiency.
- Apparently, for 2050 we’d better brace ourselves, that ⅔ of the world population will live in cities. One of the main challenges is transportation. Counting this mass of citizens traveling by car, cities would be unliveable without oxygen mask. The solution is already given to our hands: e-mobility. However, adapting to this social change needs not only electric vehicles being reachable with ordinary salary, but urban planning and urban policies have to change too. Several bottom-up initiations emerged in the last decade, committing e-mobility to take the main role in our everyday lives.
- There are lots of governmental initiations too, such as the Intelligent Energy Europe programme (IEE) funded projects. These projects work out the smartest, most energy efficient solutions, develop action plans and disseminate best practices within municipalities. Even local businesses are involved in order to have them integrate e-mobility in their corporate strategies.
- Electric vehicles are not only cheaper to maintain, but one of the countless benefits is they glide silent! These engines work way more cleaner than their fossil fuel powered fellas, thus, the noise level of their operating is incredibly small. The main argument on buying them regards to the driving experience – that unique feeling can’t be compared to anything.
- Meanwhile governmental regulation and urban planning endeavour to integrate e-mobility in urban life, private business sector has already taken its steps: you can find not only webshops, but stores full of various e-bikes, e-pedelecs, e-rollers, etc. offering you a wide selection of future-friendly vehicles. Out of shopping, you can find innovative applications facilitating your e-life, and many various e-transport services, such as guided tours on e-scooters, airwheels, and other leisure activities. Thanks to this trend, there are more and more charging stations emerging in the cities.
+1. You have tons of options out of e-cars if you are thinking of switching to e-mobility. For everyday use there are e-bicycles, e-mopeds, e-rollers, for those, who feel more challenged and innovative, the 1 or 2 wheeled self-balancing vehicles, hoverboards, e-gyro and airwheels, and for the real cool ones e-scooters and e-skateboards to glide environment-friendly to the future.