WIT Press


KEY FACTORS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRO MOBILITY

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS170211

Volume

224

Pages

9

Page Range

225 - 233

Published

2017

Author(s)

DOMINIK KOLZ, MARCEL SCHWARTZ

Abstract

Electro mobility provides the basis for a fundamental, worldwide change when it comes to individual mobility. This change goes far beyond just using vehicles with an electric engine. The transformation also holds the opportunity of developing and providing new kinds of service solutions that can determine the success of electro mobility significantly. A good service offering can function as a mediator between the technology on the one hand and the market and its potential buyers on the other hand. So far, the number of sold and used electric vehicles in the world does not meet the expectations as potential buyers hesitate to purchase the cars. Currently existing scientific work researching the development of electro mobility is primarily focused on technological aspects of e-mobility, such as the range electric vehicles can reach – an in-depth analysis of all the other influence factors effecting the development and success of electro mobility does not exist yet. It is necessary, however, in order to not only implement suitable service solutions successfully but also influence the development of electro mobility in a positive way. Specific criteria that affect the success of e-mobility can only be met if they are clearly identified. Therefore, the aim of this research paper is to identify relevant key influence factors for the future development of electro mobility and researching which requirements need to be considered in order to increase the acceptance of electric mobility.

Keywords

electro mobility, e-mobility, e-cars, electric vehicle, environment, cars