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Electric cars feed their electricity back into the grid when they’re not being driven
Can bidirectional charging of electric cars contribute to a sustainable energy future? Daniele Farrace, an engineer at distribution grid operator Azienda Elettrica di Massagno (AEM) in Ticino, has no doubts. He shows how this could work one day.
“Anyone with an electric car should be able to earn money on the electricity market”
Mobility’s electric vehicles are designed not only to reduce the impact on the climate, but also on the power supply. Thanks to projects such as “V2X Suisse,” consumers are increasingly becoming active participants in the electricity market themselves.
“V2X can make a significant contribution to the prevention of power shortages”
“V2X Suisse” has a vision, which is that electric cars that are not being driven should inject electricity back to the grid when needed. Working alongside a number of partners, Mobility has shown that the idea works in practice. Project manager Marco Piffaretti discusses the huge potential of the technology.
Energy Cities: exemplary approaches to mobility
From large cities to tiny mountain villages, 475 Swiss communes currently boast the Energiestadt (Energy City) label. They make mobility one of their top priorities – and for good reason.
“Knowledge about electromobility is surprisingly low”
The Swiss Federal Office of Energy launched the “Go with the Flow” campaign with the goal of supporting people interested in making the switch to an energy-efficient vehicle with an alternative engine type. In an interview, project manager and mobility expert, Jean-Marc Geiser, explains the misconceptions that still haunt the topic of electric vehicles – and why Mobility is the ideal partner for the campaign.
Centimes for kilometres in aid of the environment
For years now, Mobility customers have been taking part in the voluntary “Cause We Care” initiative to contribute towards helping protect the environment. And the people of Madagascar are not the only ones benefitting.
Pathways to achieving the sustainability goals
It is half-time for the implementation of “Agenda 2030”. There are only eight years left to fulfil the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. How is Switzerland contributing to this? One important aspect is sustainable mobility. Below, you will find a quick overview of the topic.
Making second hand your first choice
Sustainable consumption is trendy and makes sense: the sharing, circular and second-hand economies are ways of treating our environment more sustainably. To mark Secondhand Day on 24 September, we’re outlining some innovative resale opportunities covering a variety of topics.
“A sustainable lifestyle has to be effortless”
Rebecca Karbaumer is the newly elected member of the Board of Directors of the Mobility Cooperative. She is all in favour of more emotions and diversity in the industry – and she wants to make car sharing rock. Though personally she actually prefers to listen to classical music.
“It's worth fighting for every tonne of CO2”
As a child, he stuck self-made protest stickers on car windscreens; today Renat Heuberger advises companies on how to be climate-friendly. In this interview, he reveals why his passion for environmental protection remains unbroken to this day – and why he’s been a proud member of the Mobility Cooperative for 20 years.