Positive "primary and secondary effects":Electric mobility will make a key contribution to changing mobility awareness. For this reason, it must not be viewed in isolation, but as part of a holistic paradigm shift similar to our o.G. Argument with regard to the emerging energy turnaround. Now, what do we mean by this? Electric vehicles will have a (more or less) limited range compared to conventional combustion vehicles for the foreseeable future.
It seems at least conceivable (and welcome!) that this "natural scarcity" is reflected in a changed driving behavior, in which the consumers thus use the vehicle more consciously in contrast to today's daily use where the car is quasi "always-on" and available at any time without restriction, as long as the next gas station is 5-10min away.
In the long term, this could make a significant contribution to relieving traffic congestion in metropolitan regions that are already chronically overloaded. Ideally, this change in driving behavior will persist even when the range of electric vehicles and internal combustion engines will be almost identical (which, from our point of view, is already apparent today, if you look at the performance curve of the past ca. 10 years extrapolated). The success of innovative mobility services such as ride/car sharing is also critically dependent on electromobility, and vice versa: it is already becoming apparent that ride/car sharing will be the primary use case for electric vehicles, due to the economies of scale that can be achieved there for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers, i.E. Car manufacturers), which will be necessary to reduce cost structures etc. In the future. To a level similar to that of conventional combustion engines.
That means: there is a further impulse for environmentally conscious consumers (also for those who may shy away from the initial investment in a first, own electric vehicle) to increasingly use offers of the common ride/car sharing platforms in the future. Not to be neglected are also those consumers who associate a certain "experience factor" with this and not primarily out of environmental or social reasons. Emission reasons act: if the latest electric car is pedestrian only an "app click" resp. The fact that the new technology is only five minutes away on foot can reduce skepticism and inhibitions about this new technology in the long term among a theoretically broad group of consumers and buyers.
An increased acceptance of both electric mobility and innovative mobility services of the "sharing economy" (i.E., ride/car sharing) could be the result and the latter could also have a significant influence on a sustainable mobility strategy of the 21st century. In the second half of the 20th century: on average our vehicle remains unused more than 90% of the time, if one considers the degree of utilization of less than 10% in Western Europe along the complete vehicle park. It is not difficult to question the use of resources tied up in it (whether related to the capital or but the public space) as critical. A broad-based shift in thinking toward ride/car sharing services can provide valuable relief here and also lead to much greater resource efficiency, in addition to the positive effects for electromobility.