Why E-motion Autos?
Climate change is the existential challenge of our time, and we are not going to be able to meet this challenge without decarbonizing transportation. Furthermore, we are not going to be able to decarbonize transportation only with “Teslas in garages.” We need for more people to rely on electric vehicles (EVs), particularly lower and middle income people who reside in “multi-unit dwellings” (MUDs).
Chicken and Egg
Getting EVs in MUDs is a chicken and egg problem. MUD residents do not consider EVs because they don’t have easy access to EV infrastructure - parking and charging. EVs appear to be inconvenient or infeasible, and many MUD residents may be barely familiar with them. At the same time, MUD owners/managers do not consider EV infrastructure because their residents don’t own or use EVs. There appears to be no demand for EVs and associated infrastructure, so again many MUD owners/managers may be barely familiar with them. More broadly, the entire ecosystem of EV sales and leases, EV rentals, charger sales and operations, government and utility programs and the like deals very little with MUD residents/owner/managers.
The fundamental mission of E-motion Autos is to break into this chicken and egg cycle and increase the use of EVs in MUDs. We provide access to both EVs and EV charging.
Rentals. Using our vehicle assets, we provide MUD residents with access to EVs on a temporary rental basis that is convenient, affordable and reliable. To accomplish this, we take advantage of the stock of reasonably-priced used EVs that are suitable for a variety of driving needs. With this service, MUD residents don’t have to lease or own an EV to use one. And they can become more knowledgeable before making a decision to buy or lease an EV.
Leases. Using our years of experience and our partner agreements, we also enable MUD residents to lease suitable EV models. With this service, MUD residents don’t need to become instant EV experts to make the right choice. Many of these EV lessors may have started as EV renters.
Nearby Infrastructure. Using our partner agreements, we provide MUD residents with access to nearby EV charging. To accomplish this, we take advantage of the stock of underutilized Level 2 chargers, many of which are very near suitable MUDs. With this service, MUD residents don’t have to have access to on-site charging to use an EV. They can charge an EV they already have, or – in a package deal - one they are renting/leasing through us.
Mobile Charging. Using our partner agreements, we provide mobile (we come to you) charging on occasions where nearby work or home charging is not available.