The hype surrounding electro-mobility has noticeably abated in the last two years. But electrically powered vehicles are doing well in the car sharing sector. This new form of mobility is being made possible by technological innovations such as mobile internet technologies, novel vehicle concepts and battery charging infrastructure, through a new form of mobility culture of “sharing not owning” and through the political will to create new transportation solutions for inner cities. An essential part of the whole concept is that car sharing systems be closely integrated into public transportation systems and be powered by renewable energies. If consistently pursued, electrical car sharing has the potential to change the transportation systems of our cities so as to create a clean and flexible form of mobility that can significantly improve the quality of our urban environment.
Lecture in German.