A special task: Electrifying special vehicles
However, these figures refer to company cars and other passenger vehicles. Today, municipal companies have many more types of vehicles in use. Sweepers, refuse collection vehicles, fire engines, ambulances, vehicles for winter services or for maintaining green spaces and parks - the list is endless, because every municipality has to tackle different tasks. In some cases, those responsible have to resort to creative tools.
For this reason, the vehicle fleets of municipalities are usually highly complex. For the special tasks in cities and municipalities, it is necessary, for example, to give all-wheel-drive vehicles an "upgrade" and equip them with special equipment and superstructures.
Off-the-shelf electric cars are therefore out of the question for municipalities. Instead, the fleet must be converted gradually and depending on the special vehicles available on the market. In addition, there are typical challenges of e-mobility, such as setting up a charging infrastructure, and the difficult operating conditions of commercial vehicles in municipalities must also be taken into account, such as weather conditions or working in shifts. But a look at the benefits shows: It's worth overcoming all these hurdles.