Electromobility is conquering Germany’s streets: e-cars have long ceased to be a niche product. The number of new registrations speak for themselves. And a large number of funding opportunities accelerate this development. Demand in the e-mobility segment is also growing at Conrad Electronic.
One platform, comprehensive selection
From wall boxes and charging cables to charging electronics and accessories, private individuals as well as professional installers and fleet managers can find a comprehensive selection on the Conrad Sourcing Platform that is geared to the latest developments in the e-mobility market. One challenge in mobile practice is, for example, the large number of cable and connector types. The advantage with Conrad: There are numerous well-known manufacturers and specialized partners on board. Such a wide range helps to drive the expansion of stationary and mobile electromobility and to continuously improve the charging infrastructure.
Insight into the jungle of funding
Private charging points in particular are currently establishing themselves in Germany. The reason: A corresponding KFW funding program has been running since November 2020. However, the available funds are currently exhausted. The purchase of electric cars, on the other hand, is still subsidized by the state and privately used electric company cars are also tax-favored. However, private individuals and companies can save a lot more than just buying vehicles and setting up charging stations. If you are clever, you can also keep an eye on maintenance costs. And this is where electric cars are unbeatable.
Online tool for private individuals and companies
All of them are good arguments in favor of a change. But which funding pots are there and which are suitable for me? Conrad provides answers to these questions in a detailed online guide. Among other things, the cooperation partner Energielösung provides a practical online tool with which private individuals and companies can quickly and easily check who can claim which funding. “For us, it is crucial not only to offer our customers an extensive range of products, but also to provide them with the right know-how and additional services,” explains Helmut Müller, who is responsible for E-Mobility at Conrad Electronic.
The next winter – a problem?
Anyone who is specifically thinking of switching to an electric vehicle will find more exciting answers in the Conrad guides on the subject of electric mobility: What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different charging options? What loading times do I have to expect? How do I charge my e-car correctly? And what should you watch out for in the winter half of the year? In addition to concerns about the expandable charging infrastructure and the relationship between the cost and range of e-cars, it is above all the winter issue that prevents many people from opting for electromobility. Are you right with your fears?
This is how electric cars get through the cold season!
The bad news first: like any car battery, the cold also affects the rechargeable battery. Batteries and rechargeable batteries generally lose capacity and performance when temperatures drop. However, there are some effective tips on how the electric vehicle can get through the winter well despite snow and frost:
2) Preheat the car in order to save energy later while driving and thus generate more range.
3) In addition to the windshield heating, only use seat and steering wheel heating instead of heating the entire car.
4) Use the frequently available ECO mode, which is designed for a low power requirement with maximum efficiency.