The arrival of multimodal e-mobility is on the fast track and has great impact. On the way we move from A to B, how we bridge distances, the way we live and work, on the automotive industry both from a technical – sales – and maintenance viewpoint, on charging infrastructure, how we want to balance supply and demand of electricity, how we design buildings and cities, on Mobility-As-A-Service (MAAS) and the sharing economy (car-sharing, ride-sharing), the use of self-driving vehicles, the impact on legislation, etc.
It also has an impact on how I, as a customer, can access e-mobility services in an easy and transparent way. Because that’s what it’s all about. How am I being taken care of as an end user? And how do I interact as an individual with service providers?
Our event ‘E-Mobility gets momentum’ allowed experts from different sectors to speak. They shared their thoughts on what is needed to let the new mobility thinking become a success story.
For Luc Lebon of Blue Corner, the roll-out of a dense network of charging infrastructure with subscriptions and extensive service is a necessary and crucial facilitator to encourage the end user to a mind shift.
Philippe Decrock, spokesman for Traxio, launched the idea of Mobility As A Service (MAAS), and the new mobility thinking which builds a bridge between road users and the energy sector.
From this energy sector, Michel Davidts of Eneco brought the vision of the electric car as the missing link in electricity supply.
Finally, Ruben Evens of Tesla, translated Tesla’s vision to guide the world towards sustainable energy. Having your own driving license is old school. Soon we will all step into an electric shared car. Car brands become less relevant. Drive and technology all the more.
The event gave two main take-aways:
- A fully integrated service is top priority to unburden the customer and to make multi-modal e-mobility into a success story;
- Utility and service companies will have to adapt and integrate processes, systems, data and organization to ensure that multimodal e-mobility becomes a proper alternative.
Relive the e-Mobility event. Also on Kanaal Z until Monday, November 20, 8pm.
Speak to you soon on our next event.
The LAVA team