Further expansion of involvement in the field of electric mobility
Ratingen, September 12th, 2017 – SPIE is an important driver for implementing the megatrend of electric mobility. The multi-technical services provider has already installed more than 3,000 charging points for numerous customers across Germany. Now SPIE is taking the next step. Three locations are currently testing electric vehicles. SPIE is cooperating with StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, on this pilot operation.
SPIE employees have been using electric vehicles since the end of May for on-site service provision at the company’s headquarters in Ratingen as well as for two customer schemes in Hamburg and Krefeld. There is one “Work” StreetScooter vehicle model at each location that is available for daily service trips. “We are gathering experience over a test period of several weeks,” Pascal Vermaten explains. The industrial engineer is responsible for opening up innovative business fields at SPIE. Dr André Schimmel, Head of Strategy & Business Development at SPIE Germany & Central Europe, describes how the company sees itself as follows: “As an innovative company that aims to be a pioneer in the area of electric mobility as well, it is an obvious step for SPIE to put together a comprehensive package for electric mobility, thereby helping to promote the energy transition.”
Positive initial experiences
The SPIE employees’ initial experiences with the StreetScooter have been positive. “They are full of praise for the safety features in particular,” says Vermaten. After the test phase, SPIE will evaluate how often and for what purpose the electric vehicles were used specifically. Cost effectiveness and CO2 savings will also be analysed and assessed. Depending on the outcome, various electric vehicles will be added to the existing fleet in the medium term. However, it is already clear today that SPIE will continuously expand its involvement in electric mobility. As a manufacturer-independent multitechnical service provider, SPIE is aiming to form further cooperations in the field of electric mobility in order to provide existing customers and new ones with the best possible solutions. SPIE’s range of services in the field of electric mobility comprises project planning, installation and maintenance of charging stations with an electrical production of up to 150 kW as well as support and integration services for invoicing.
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