Zug, 10.06.2024

23 exhibitors showcase the wide range of electromobility

The 3rd edition of the Electric Mobility Day Zug attracted many people to the Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe site on Saturday.

The highly polished electric cars from various brands attracted the attention of the visitors as they entered the hall. The fact that a total of 23 different exhibitors were represented showed the current breadth of e-mobility.

The car is still at the centre of attention, and not just the private vehicle. This was made clear by a smart electric bus from Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe (Zugerland public transport), as well as various commercial vehicles, which are clearly in no way inferior to those powered by petrol or diesel. Electric cargo bikes, which can be hired by the hour or day from "Carvelo2go", for example, under the principle of "using instead of owning", are also becoming increasingly important. Even petrol-powered lawnmowers are increasingly being replaced by equally powerful electric mowers.

Different mobility needs
The fact that individual mobility is a high priority in our society was demonstrated by the range of products and services to cover the various needs. In this area, e-bikes were represented by various manufacturers and their brands, be it sports, mountain or city bikes.

Those who want to travel at even greater speed can buy a racy e-moto or a modern designed e-scooter, or can rent one with the help of a corresponding app. There are now also solutions for people whose mobility is restricted in some way. At the Electric Mobility Day, visitors were able to obtain detailed advice and, if they wished, take a test drive.

The first journey with the Subeez e-tuktuk is to be recorded
An e-bike of the eye-catching variety
Applause from visitors after a guided tour.

ZVB CEO Cyrill Weber (centre) together with Peter Letter, Chairman of the Board of Directors (left)      
The event was a hit with young and old alike. Here, they try their hand at driving buses    
Photos: Jan Pegoraro

Information and advice
The event was organised by the Zug Electromobility Association (Verein Elektromobilität Zug) together with Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe and the city of Zug. Christian Wirz-Töndury is the president of the association, which was founded 7 years ago. "The mere fact that mobility accounts for over a third of the canton's ecological footprint justifies this event," he said in an interview with the Zuger Zeitung newspaper. He continued: "It’s important to us to inform the public objectively and to highlight the opportunities and possibilities of electromobility." This with a view to innovation, sustainability and renewable energies.

Young visitors were also involved, and were provided with information in the "Fascination of Technology" bus, as well as having the opportunity to try out their own driving skills in a fun vehicle from the "Umweltarena". Information about the various professions in the automotive industry was also aimed at the young audience.

Food and drink were also catered for, as the festival catering remained open throughout. For Valentina Betschart, Managing Director of the association and organiser of the event, the ZVB hall is "the ideal location for the Electric Mobility Day". Not least because of the protection it offers against the capricious weather conditions that have frequently occurred recently.