Landscape maintenance and conservation, refuse collection and road cleaning, sweepers and snowplows: municipalities use different vehicles – continuously, in large fleets. Therefore, municipal vehicles, too, play a role when it comes to pollution. Large cities in particular face this problem, as they are especially polluted with particulate matter due to the high volume of traffic. Before banning vehicles with combustion engines and thus all municipal vehicles from inner cities, municipalities should increasingly use intelligent and innovative battery-electric drives
The German government is promoting various projects through federal ministries in an effort to promote the use of electric vehicles in cities and municipalities. The projects should provide insights into how batteries should be designed for varied applications and which charging concepts are best suited for each use case. The economic efficiency and technical reliability of modern battery systems are also being considered, as is their climate and environmental impact.
In general, high-performance batteries are characterized, among other things, by long operating times and a short charge time. This way, vehicles equipped with them can be used for longer periods.
According to the German Federal Environmental Agency, nationwide around 14,000 garbage vehicles are on the road every day, consuming around 80 liters of diesel per day. Switching to purely electrically operated municipal vehicles in this area alone would save around 280 million liters of diesel and 736,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
With its energy concept from 2010, the German federal government intends to reduce energy consumption in transport by 10% until 2020 in comparison to the consumption levels in 2005. Voltabox also designs the future of electric mobility. The company offers efficient solutions with high-performance lithium-ion battery systems. These help save costs and resources while reducing environmental impacts.
Cities and municipalities can use purely electric vehicles to sustainably reduce their energy consumption. Thanks to Voltabox’s high-performance batteries, these entirely electric municipal vehicles can be operated year round. The batteries are characterized by long operating times, a fast charging capability, and robustness, thus ensuring efficient workflow.
Voltabox also offers safe, economical, and sustainable battery systems based on lithium-ion technology for other areas. Thanks to the modular principle, customers receive a product that is precisely tailored to their requirements. Voltabox products therefore not only reduce energy consumption sustainably, but also help allocate resources optimally.