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What is e-mobility?

With the current environmental and energetic policies, there is more and more talk about the e-mobility concept. Nonetheless, it is not a new concept. In this article, we explain what e-mobility is and we give its benefits and disadvantages.

E-mobility presentation

E-mobility is an abbreviation for electromobility. It refers to the fully or partly use of electric powered technologies in transportation.

Electric vehicles are not recent. The first prototypes are from the 19th century and the electric vehicle use was at its best in the 1910 years, until the creation of the famous Ford T. Over the years, electric vehicles use is still a thing, with more or less popularity, until the ecological awareness of these last years and the policies promoting the use of electric technologies rather than fuel based.

E-mobility does not only refer to the use of electric cars. More and more transportation means are using this technology: bikes, scooters, mopeds, bus, ships…

E-mobility benefits and disadvantages

E-mobility is part of a more sustainable mobility approach. Effectively, the use of electric vehicles enables a CO2 emissions reduction, also enabling an air quality improvement. More than air pollution, electric vehicles also enable a noise pollution reduction, because electric vehicles are much quieter than combustion ones.

Electric vehicles use is more and more favored. Additionally to users wishing to reduce their carbon footprint, policies are also encouraging the e-mobility use, notably thanks to financial helps to buy electric vehicles or with restrictive policies for fuel driven vehicles (prohibition in city centers, penalties, etc.). Finally, although the buying price of an electric vehicle is higher than for a combustion one, recharging it is much beneficial (2€ for 100km, rather than 12€ for a fuel driven car).

Although its numerous benefits, especially on an environmental perspective, e-mobility also has a few disadvantages, particularly coming from its still limited use. Loading infrastructures are still incomplete and the vehicles autonomy is still limited. Another disadvantage is the loss of employment due to the growing usage of electric cars rather than fuel driven. Effectively, electric technologies are less complex, so they require less workforce. However, the complete disappearance of fuel driven cars is not for immediately.

At Smartdataprod, we participate in the e-mobility infrastructures installation thanks to our technical and documentary engineering expertise. Contact us to start collaborating on your e-mobility projects!

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