Electromobility in the company

The mobility shift is in full swing and more and more companies are turning to electromobility in their fleets. With our field-proven software solutions, we support you on the path to fleet electrification, towards an efficient and more sustainable fleet. You benefit from our many years of industry knowledge and insights gained from numerous projects with renowned partners.

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Advantages of electromobility in the company

Lower costs

Low operating costs and tax benefits make electric cars financially attractive for the fleet

Sustainability

Reduce CO₂ emissions in the fleet and achieve corporate sustainability goals

Technical advancement

Ever shorter charging times and longer ranges make the use of e-vehicles profitable

Electromobility at Carano

To meet the requirements of e-mobility, we are constantly developing our products. For example, our Easy+ company car configurator offers corresponding car policy and filter criteria for CO₂, power consumption and range. Or you can directly define a restriction to plug-in hybrids and e-cars. And our car sharing software immediately takes the range into account when scheduling the vehicles.

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Fleet Management

Powerful fleet management software for your e-vehicles in the fleet

Corporate car sharing

Booking calendar with range control and preferential allocation of e-vehicles

UVV driver training

E-learning course for the safe handling of electric cars

E-mobility guide

Would you like to know more about the use of electromobility in your fleet? What hurdles and success factors are critical. Read more in the E-Mobility Scout practical guide.

Blog posts electromobility

The changes to the GHG quota also have an impact on the vehicle fleet

GHG quota: benefits for the fleet and latest changes

Owners of electric vehicles can earn several hundred euros extra each year. How does that work? With the GHG quota. Learn how you can benefit and what changes apply since August 2023.

Successfully integrating electric mobility into the company through analysis

E-mobility in the company: Five important points of the fleet analysis

E-mobility is changing the fleet and thus also the tasks of the fleet manager. Administration is becoming more complex and requires digital support. We show what the fleet manager of tomorrow needs to achieve.

An electric car is worthwhile for the fleet for various reasons

Is an e-car worthwhile in the fleet? These 5 reasons speak for e-vehicles in the fleet

Electric mobility in the vehicle fleet is increasingly coming into focus. After the German government increased subsidies and tax benefits for the purchase of electric vehicles last year, the incentive to buy e-vehicles has also increased for fleet managers. Nevertheless, electric vehicles are the exception rather than the rule in the fleet.

Fleet+ can be individually tailored to the desired processes, your organisation and cost structures

Are you ready for the electrification of your fleet?

Would you like to learn more about the topic of electromobility in the fleet and how our solutions can support you? Then we look forward to your inquiry.

Our research projects

Since 2013, Carano has been part of various practical projects on the topic of electromobility, which are funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. We incorporate the knowledge gained from this into the development of our products.

Cross-company use of e-vehicles and charging infrastructure

Smart integration of e-vehicles into the fleet

Optimize energy costs with on-demand charging of the e-fleet

Cloud solution for e-fleets across company boundaries

FAQ - Frequently asked questions about electromobility in the fleet

Integrating e-vehicles into the fleet is worthwhile from both an economic and an ecological perspective. Although the purchase costs for electric vehicles are often a little higher than for conventional vehicles with combustion engines, the operating costs are usually lower. This is partly because electricity is often cheaper for companies than gasoline or diesel, and e-vehicles require less maintenance than internal combustion engines. In addition, e-vehicles are convincing due to their lower environmental impact, as they do not cause harmful emissions locally. Companies that focus on climate-friendly mobility can also positively strengthen their corporate image and attractiveness as an employer.

The acquisition costs for electric vehicles are often higher than for conventional vehicles with combustion engines. This is largely due to the still relatively high cost of battery technology. Gradually, however, the prices of electric vehicles are falling due to technological advances and increasing demand. Purchasing vehicles that have an optimized range for the business can improve the bottom line.

The range of electric vehicles varies depending on the model and battery capacity. Most electric vehicles can travel between 150 and 400 kilometers on one charge. Meanwhile, there are also models with larger batteries that allow a range of over 500 kilometers.

The charging time depends on the power of the charging station and the battery capacity and can therefore not be generalized. At a conventional wallbox with a power of 3.7 kW, a recharge takes several hours, while at fast-charging stations, the e-vehicle’s energy supply can be increased from 10 to 90% of the battery capacity within 30 to 60 minutes.

In order to operate electric vehicles in the fleet, it often makes sense to have an in-house charging infrastructure. Based on the use of the e-vehicles, first determine the demand for this: How many e-vehicles need to be charged simultaneously and what charging power is required? You then decide on the necessary charging power and the appropriate type of charging stations to meet the individual requirements of the fleet. Charging stations should also be placed so that they are located at central and easily accessible points.

Since 01 September 2023, only private individuals can benefit from the subsidy for electric cars. Commercially registered electric cars will then no longer receive a state environmental bonus. However, there are state-dependent subsidies for e-vehicles and charging infrastructure for specific uses.

Nevertheless, there are tax advantages for fleets, as all e-vehicles registered for the first time by December 31, 2030, will be exempt from vehicle tax for ten years. In addition, owners of e-vehicles can apply for the so-called GHG premium and thereby earn several hundred euros extra per year.

Even though electric vehicles are more expensive to buy, they perform better in terms of operating costs. Since electric car engines contain parts that are less susceptible to wear and tear, they are Maintenance and repairs are less frequent and less costly. In the fleet, maintenance costs for e-vehicles are therefore up to 35 percent cheaper than for vehicles with combustion engines. In addition, electrically powered vehicles have lower energy costs per kilometer compared to conventional vehicles, as the price of electricity for companies is often cheaper than that of fuel.

By switching to e-mobility in their vehicle fleets, companies can significantly improve their environmental footprint. Because electric vehicles emit no emissions while driving, they help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Also the power source, used to charge the vehicles has an impact on the environmental footprint. If the electricity comes from renewable energy sources, the impact on the climate can be further reduced.

Fleet management will face some challenges in the transition to e-mobility. This includes setting up a suitable charging infrastructure, charging costs, and internal change management. Here, transparent internal communication is crucial to keep drivers sufficiently informed about the change and to carry them along in the process.

The discontinuation of the environmental bonus for commercially registered e-vehicles also requires a careful analysis of vehicle use as well as the company’s own mobility, the establishment of a suitable charging infrastructure and a more precise calculation.

Do you have questions about electromobility in fleets or would you like a consultation with our product experts?

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