eluminocity develops intelligent solutions for emission-free driving. The company’s Light & Charge system with its specific product line for cities and municipalities – elumino charge – contributes to the goal of reducing CO2 emissions of passenger cars to a level of 60 % by 2020 and 0 % in the long-run.(1) With this system eluminocity pulls its weight to reach the goal of the German Federal Government to have one million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020.(2) The charging element provides an appropriate answer to the important question of how one can shape individual mobility in a local, environmentally responsible manner.
Dieter Reiter, Mayor of Munich, Germany: “To face the important challenges of the future, it is necessary to already find the answers today.”
(1) “Elektromobilität als CO2-Vermeidungsoption”, EWI, 2010, Only in German, http://bit.ly/298qhpK
(2) German Federal Government, 2011, http://bit.ly/295qUz8
In four years the number of electric vehicles will increase ten-fold – in Germany alone. There will be substantial demand for more charging stations at the roadside. The integration of the elumino charge with existing city infrastructure is easy and cost-efficient to implement without taking up additional space. The other Modules can be added in facile need-based steps (“Smart Upgrade”).
The system, developed in cooperation with BMW, is already field-tested in cities such as Chicago, Eindhoven, Los Angeles, Oxford, Munich and Starnberg. Our proposition for other cities and urban planners: The product is “Ready to Use” for each and every new “First Mover” – furthermore, it can be customized to specific requirements of the respective users.
City residents drive with their cars short distances for multiple times a day. Consistent with this user behavior, electric vehicles can be charged more often and briefly – comparable with mobile phones. The suitable technology for this charging pattern already works today. Light & Charge is the option to unlimitedly charge electric vehicles at every opportunity – Charge2Go for a fast and flexible mobility within the city.
Businesses of any kind have to offer innovative products both to their customers, guests and employees. Therefore, eluminocity launched the new elumino charge product as part of its elumino charge portfolio. The Basic configuration covers all the standard equipment in its well-known high-quality design for the best usability comfort. The Premium line additionally offers smart applications for authentication and reservation and is perfectly suitable for semi-private applications.
All chargers can be installed on corporate parking lots, parking areas in front of banking institutions, shopping malls, furniture stores, DIY markets, outlet centers, retailers, car dealers or supermarkets. They also target the holistic customer service of hotels, airports, theme and water parks, spa and wellness centers or golf courses as opposed to traditional services.
Now and in the future, customers rely on individual mobility as the preferred means of transport. To ensure lasting customer satisfaction and to stand apart from competition, one has to focus on the growing community of hybrid technology cars and battery-powered drivers. “Electrified” customers will come more frequently or will stay longer for leisure or shopping activities while charging their cars. Charging points nearby will also open up new ways to promote customer loyalty, e.g. by issuing loyalty cards which entitle customers to charge or by permitting hotel guests to use the charging station during their stay.
elumino charge can be an integral part of a company’s employee benefits system. Good working conditions (and this includes employee parking lots with charging infrastructure) enhance satisfaction and commitment of an employee. Besides this, current e-Mobility concepts fit perfectly in the working time / free-time cycle of a staff member. Employees or commuters usually drive shorter distances between home and workplace and can then charge their cars while sleeping and working.
The elumino charge lines for enterprises will enhance your image as an innovative and environmental-conscious business. You can distinguish yourself by setting up charging stations on company premises or customer parking. An integral sustainability concept, extending from raw materials and the use of energy and resources, will be complemented with e-Mobility facilities. E-Mobility spares resources and the environment.