What are the advantages of electric cars? Where and how quickly can I charge my e-car? What are the costs involved? And how sustainable are electric cars really – is there the right ecological balance? Alina Engelmeier and Vincenzo Lanzilotti tackle the debate on e-mobility in episode 2. Together with Dr. Silke Bagschik, Head of Sales & Marketing, E-Mobility Series at Volkswagen, and Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, Chairman of the National Platform for the Future of Mobility, they discuss uncertainties and doubts. The result:
1. The electric engine is the most energy-efficient engine overall and makes economic sense for large-scale everyday mobility.
2. The demand for e-cars is growing, as is the range of cars available. There has also been progress in terms of the costs, range and charging time of e-cars.
3. The overall electric mobility system needs to be improved. In terms of a comprehensive charging infrastructure that meets demand, integration into electricity and energy management and the lifecycle approach of e-cars.