Do fleet managers need a degree in electrical engineering to build a successful charging infrastructure – or is it enough to simply have the right partner on board? Every fleet manager has probably wondered what infrastructure their company would need before introducing electric vehicles. As well as the technical equipment, wiring and layout of charging stations, this includes topics such as running costs, construction and installation costs as well as building permits. Plenty is happening in this field at the moment, particularly on the legal side, so it is all the more important to call on specialist expertise in order to avoid planning mistakes and wrong decisions from the very beginning. In addition, nobody should have to miss out on potential public funds because they lack the necessary knowledge.
“Many market participants are currently speaking only about the pros and cons of electric mobility. With our compendium, we are going a step further – and supporting decision-makers who want to create precedents within their company”, says Armin Villinger, Head of Volkswagen Group Fleet International. He adds: “This naturally goes well with the Federal Government’s plans to lower Germany’s so-called one-percent rule for private use of electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles to half a percent from 2019 onwards.” Villinger believes that this circumstance should increase the acceptance of electric mobility even among user choosers.
The compendium is free and available for download under the title of “Electric charging for fleets” at: