Which aspects of your topic have already been implemented within the company?
We found that if you include the charging stations, the costs are higher than for gasoline and diesel vehicles. But if you consider the transport tax rebates, financial support from the canton, and the favorable charging costs, then driving eco-friendly cars is worthwhile.
What are the reasons for the status quo?
We just wanted to prove that it was worth making this change via relevant data and a cost breakdown. It’s up to the management to decide whether our project has convinced them.
What was your highlight?
During the project we had the opportunity to work with the CEO of IGP.
What was your biggest hurdle?
Accurately defining the costs, as the company has many different company cars.
What would you do differently next time?
Next time, we would work/talk with more people who are particularly knowledgeable in this area.
What have you learned? What will you take away from this experience?
How to tackle a big task as a team and overcome many hurdles along the way. We have learned that within our own environment there are lots of helpful people who want to help and are interested.
And that we should ideally wait for the right time to buy new company vehicles. We should only do so when the existing company cars are no longer viable and need to be replaced. Then these purchases would make more sense. The costs for the charging stations are high. After a few years, it all evens out, as very high gasoline costs are avoided.
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