E-Mobility is All The Craze These Days


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smart e-mobility

The term e-mobility is widely used in Europe, but it’s not so common here in the US.D

Don’t you worry though, ’cause e-mobility is spreading like crazy and is sure to be a catch phrase used in the States soon.

So, what’s e-mobility?  Well, the answer is rather simple you see.  E-mobility puts the electric vehicle in the center of an all-encompassing urban transportation solution that include bicycles, mass transit, walking, car sharing and other personal mobility devices.

The idea here is that electric vehicles have a somewhat limited amount of usefulness,  Therefore, by incorporating EVs with several other forms of transportation, the electric vehicle becomes highly capable of playing the major role in urban mobility, while not being relied upon as the sole form of transportation.

Dow Jones Cover e-mobility

Dow Jones Cover e-mobility

Several cities around the globe already employ e-mobility system.  Think of ultra-dense cities in China or Europe and you’ll have an idea of where these e-mobility programs are getting started.

Most automakers are keen to this idea because it eliminates the restrictions that make it difficult to sell electric vehicles in mass number.  So, assume most automakers are on board with e-mobility or, if not, expect them to be soon.

We’ll close by saying that e-mobility is here to stay.  It represents a significant shift in transportation, that’s for sure, but it’s not gonna go away.

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Buzz-word inflation! This sounds like a swell idea for Manhattan, except people there are already used to taking the bus or the subway. For normal America, start shoveling some snow so you can get that pickup truck off the farm and onto the road.

The Europeans might use the buzzwords, but as of now it is the Americans (and Japanese) who are buying EVs, and the American and Japanese who are leading the EV-production front.

If EV sales can increase sales even in America’s sprawling and car-centric urban culture, then I really wonder why the Europeans who live in much smaller urban centers (geographically speaking) and much smaller countries, and tend to drive less, AND pay 2x for gas – need any buzzwords to at least match the sales performance relatively speaking.

More than anything else, it seems that the Euro economic crisis is depressing sales. But other factors seem to be at play, and buzzwords invented by technocrats might not do the trick to mitigate them.