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Sustainable fleet

Switching to a more sustainable vehicle fleet

As part of the GOGREEN250 initiative, Kurtz Ersa has decided to become climate-neutral by 2029. In this context, work is also being done to reduce CO2 emissions in the group´s own vehicle fleet by increasingly purchasing vehicles with alternative drive types.


Already, 12% of the fleet consists of hybrid and 4% of purely electrically powered vehicles. By the end of 2021, the proportion of vehicles with alternative drives will already be just under 20%.


Mobility and charging infrastructure concept

In order to implement the changeover to a more sustainable vehicle fleet and the expansion of charging stations at the Kurtz Ersa sites in a coordinated manner, a mobility and charging infrastructure concept is being developed in the form of a master´s thesis. For this purpose, a survey was launched among all company car users and fleet officers. The aim was to obtain feedback on the use of electric drives and to identify possible challenges as well as wishes.

Part of the Kurtz Ersa fleet: the Volkswagen ID.3
Part of the Kurtz Ersa fleet: Volkswagen ID.3

The survey asked about driving behavior, the type of drive currently used, the general willingness to switch to an electrically powered vehicle, and what the biggest obstacles to switching to an alternative drive concept were. The survey was very well received – after one week, the participation rate was already 60%. The positive feedback from participants was particularly pleasing – 88% of respondents said they would consider a vehicle with a hybrid drive. Also encouraging: More than 85% of current users of an electrically powered vehicle would choose a hybrid or electric car again.  

The main problems cited are an insufficient range of purely electric vehicles and the currently unsatisfactory charging options at Kurtz Ersa locations. Obstacles that will be minimized or eliminated by technical progress and the charging infrastructure concept, among other things. The path to successful CO2 reduction in the vehicle fleet is therefore clear!


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