EnBW is not only pushing forward electromobility for its customers but is also making its own corporate mobility more sustainable. As fleet manager, Heiko Luft has to keep a close eye on many aspects: operating costs, pollutant emissions, changes to taxation and whether there are enough vehicles available at the right time for the right job. The internal fleet comprises, for example, company cars for the sales force, delivery vehicles for technicians and small vans.
In 2017, EnBW decided that all corporate vehicles (passenger cars) should have an electrical component by 2025. So far, 1,200 of the around 4,500 passenger cars are e-vehicles. Heiko Luft has a clear opinion on this matter: “What I would recommend to every company is build the necessary internal infrastructure quickly, including charging options and parking spaces. Another important aspect is to use multipliers, offer them an electric car for a quarter of a year and report on them using internal media channels. This will keep everyone talking about it.”
Heiko Luft and his wife also drive electric cars at home. One trick they have both had to learn is how to integrate charging into everyday life so that, for example, they can always come back to a fully charged car after they have finished shopping. Luft junior is also growing up with electromobility. It is part of his everyday life and he loves the kick as the car accelerates.
Another person who really enjoys driving electric cars is the video artist Christopher Czichy: “I can’t recommend electromobility highly enough. It is like riding a rocket.” The high price of petrol is a subject frequently discussed in his circle of friends, but it is an issue that only vaguely interests him. With a twinkle in his eye, he says that filling the car with fuel is a complete waste of his time and “you always end up dripping petrol on your shoes.” “Another really practical aspect is that there is no longer any need for oil changes or regular services.”