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Electric cars and hybrid cars: frequently asked questions
250'000 people use our red car-sharing cars as part of their every day mobility. It's no surprise that there are quite a number of practical questions. Today we're answering the most common ones on the subject of electric and hybrid cars. We're also explaining how to look for and book new electric vehicles.
Where can you charge your electric car away from home?
At the moment, nearly 90% of charging happens at home or at work, with home charging being by far the most common. Public charging columns are primarily used by people who don't have their own charging solution − how dense is the network in Switzerland today? A snapshot.
Road trip around Norway in an electric car? Yep! Sort of. A progress report.
Summer holidays in an electric car. Are they possible? How do you drive when you aren’t exactly sure where the next charging station is? Mobility employee Adrian Boller was brave enough to give it a go in Norway.
Travelling - but let’s keep it flexible!
Four young people tried it: Find out how to holiday by train and Mobility. The selected tour is the Alpine Circle in Graubünden, with the Rhaetian Railway and Swiss Youth Hostels. This is it!
Will the first climate-neutral aircraft take off in 2035?
Flying is a burden on the climate. But this could change in the future. Thanks to lighter materials, better aerodynamics and more efficient engines, the energy revolution could succeed in the skies. We ask Volker Thum, Managing Director of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), where we stand – and where the journey will take us.
Zero waste. Is it possible?
Our waste pollutes the environment. That’s why the zero waste movement is trying to produce as little of it as possible. But how can it be done? We asked Rosanna Brady from Lucerne.
«Step on the gas with recycling – slow down with mobility»
E-cars travel emission-free. But what about the energy footprint and sustainability when it comes to producing the high-performance batteries required by electric cars? We ask lifecycle assessment expert Roland Hischier of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Saving the climate – via app
Want to do something for the environment by reducing your ecological footprint and embracing sustainability? We tried out various apps for you – here we present the top three. All are free of charge and available for both iOS and Android.
Electric car batteries: from second life to recycling
What can we do with spent batteries from electric cars? Various companies and research institutions worldwide are working on solutions to this important question. After all, batteries contain lots of valuable raw materials. The answer is to give batteries a second life by using them as stationary storage batteries before they are finally recycled.