How Municipal Utilities Are Driving the Mobility Revolution

The smarter E Podcast Episode 152 | October 5, 2023 | Language: German

Municipal utilities have a critical role to play in the electrification of road transport. By deploying EVs, building charging stations, and operating their own charging infrastructure, utilities can reap a host of benefits while driving sustainable progress in their local communities. But how can utilities influence large-scale deployment? And what does a municipal approach to electric mobility look like?

We talk to Amélie Wippern from Stadtwerke Heidelberg.


  • 01:08 The development of charging infrastructure is progressing, but overall it is still slow. How can municipal utilities ensure that this happens more quickly, especially in urban areas?
  • 07:33 Keyword: own e-mobility offers: What do municipal utilities have to offer and what is the benefit for consumers on the one hand and for the municipal utilities themselves on the other hand?
  • 13:07 Experiences or knowledge about e-mobility initiatives of municipal utilities.
  • 17:15 What incentives or measures should be taken by municipal utilities or government agencies to promote electric mobility?

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About Amélie Wippern and the Stadtwerke Heidelberg Energie GmbH

Amélie Wippern is group manager for photovoltaics and electric mobility at Stadtwerke Hedelberg Energie GmbH

Stadtwerke Heidelberg Energie is the sales company of Stadtwerke Heidelberg. It procures energy and supplies its customers with electricity, natural gas and district heating. The company is also responsible for the fundamental energy issues of Stadtwerke Heidelberg and therefore continuously updates the Energy Concept 2030.

Amélie Wippern is group manager for photovoltaics and electric mobility at Stadtwerke Energie. Together with her team, she is responsible for the development of public and private charging infrastructure. On the other hand, she offers different operating models around photovoltaic systems.

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