The Energy for Smart Mobility forum provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges of electric mobility: from public to private transport, electric vehicles are already transforming the world of tomorrow for sustainable urban mobility.
Electric mobility is profoundly changing the ecosystem. For the combustion vehicle, we observe separate channels for:
- vehicle construction and maintenance;
- fuel production, transportation and distribution;
- and mobility offers.
Electric vehicles are changing this as all mobility businesses get impacted.
Beyond the new technical challenges (range, charging time, battery management, maintenance, charging infrastructure, distribution grid…), new opportunities are rising and new stakeholders are positioning themselves.
However, beyond the promises brought by electric vehicles, scale-up yet has to arrive. This is due, among other things, to the complexity of the offer given to the users and to the weakness in the charging infrastructures business models. A transition is necessary, and it will not happen without interoperable market solutions.