The initial question was: "Is there no alternative to electromobility?"
We think, there are alternatives - but see great potential if it is used, where it makes sense.
Electromobility has not yet been able to establish itself across the board because neither the storage technology nor the charging infrastructure are sufficiently mature and the vehicles and the charging infrastructure are too expensive. There is a lack of the necessary competitiveness. In order to achieve measurable successes in the reduction of climate-damaging gases as quickly as possible, from our point of view it is not suitable as a sole solution (for the time being).
However, when it comes to reducing environmentally harmful emissions in urban areas, it has numerous advantages over internal combustion engines. In particular, the low-noise drive can be described as progress - as can the reduced service & maintanance costs.
We rate urban use primarily in the commercial sector, such as parcel delivery and care services, and generally in short-haul traffic, as positive. If concepts of the future provide short downtimes for charging or swaping the batteries, and vehicle concepts are offered in modular and lightweight construction at reasonable costs, there is little to be said against using
e-mobility more in this area of application.
A widespread use for all mobility requirements coupled with the need to align the entire power grid to it and also to give the "lantern parker" the opportunity to charge his vehicle in the immediate vicinity of the apartment or house in a reasonable time does not make much sense with regard to the desired, climate-neutral effect and the resulting economic, ecological and social disadvantages.
One of the few exceptions is the German company electric brands. In the development of the "XBUS", all previous points of criticism of existing concepts were included and adapted to customizable user needs.
That is why the XBUS is not a sports car with a torque of 2000 Nm, but a modular, variable vehicle for different and predominantly urban applications, in which the customer can swap the batteries at exchange stations instead of having to accept long charging times. In addition, the solar panel on the roof of some variants optionally charges the batteries with electricity for a range of up to 200 km.
From our perspective, the eBussy is a real innovation in the field of electromobility that makes Tesla and the ambitions of traditional German manufacturers look pretty old-school ...