On this page we will provide you with important background information and critical reflections on everything that moves in mobility.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’d like to pay homage to all cars that have carried us on life’s journeys and shaped the way we move through the world. Why? Because we love cars!
When planning a trip through Europe, it’s important to know which environmental and toll vignettes (stickers) you need. If you don’t have the right vignette, or if your current one has expired, you will be fined. So be sure to purchase the necessary vignettes in advance and check their validity period. Consider using a toll box or toll badge to make paying toll fees easier, leaving you free to enjoy your trip without having to worry about vignettes and tolls. Check carefully before each departure to see whether the rules have changed. We have listed a few notable ones below.
In an increasingly diverse mobility landscape, the needs of drivers and fleet managers change fast. Our society is transitioning towards more flexible forms of corporate mobility: a user-centric model, tailored to life changes and hybrid work environments.
Whether you’ve just switched to electric vans, you’re considering the transition or you’re in the middle of it: when you want to conquer the bustling cities of Europe there are important things to consider. For instance, not all EV charging infrastructures are created equal, and local access regulations may apply. Need a compass? This article highlights the most important entry requirements for 9 European metropolises.
“EVs will help boost the transition to fossil-free energy,” said Vattenfall’s Pieter van Ommeren in an earlier article in our ‘Digitalization and EV’ series. Diving deeper into this subject, we talked to high-voltage transmission system operator TenneT. And they couldn’t agree more. Read their view on how EVs can help balance power supply and demand – and technology like blockchain can facilitate the energy exchange.
Today is the official start of summer, and you might have already started counting down to your summer holidays. A couple of weeks ago we conducted a poll on LinkedIn to find out if and how you were planning to travel this summer. 35% of the respondents said they would be driving their EV or hybrid car to their holiday destination, so we thought we’d give you some tips to help you prepare and get there safely and without stress.
On World Environment Day we launched our latest Sustainability & CSR Impact Report covering our achievements and milestones of the year 2022 and shedding a light on our plans towards what we call ‘speeding up the mobility movement’ in our industry. We do this by actively focusing on five impact areas: climate action, road safety, community involvement, vital people and diversity, equity & inclusion.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion go hand-in-hand. When you create a work environment where employees see a representation of various cultures, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, they’re more likely to feel comfortable being themselves. In this article you can read how our company contributes to the solution.
Delivery vans play a crucial role in our economy. Every day, they zigzag through streets, lanes and boulevards to drop off mail, packages, groceries, and more. Unfortunately, both time pressure and road hazards seem to be part and parcel of an office on four wheels. As a fleet manager, you can take the wheel to reduce those risks and protect your drivers’ safety.
Kicking off our Digitalization & EV series is Pieter van Ommeren. Pieter is director of Vattenfall InCharge, the e-mobility branch of the Vattenfall energy group. InCharge’s mission is to accelerate the transition to fossil-free mobility. And they’re well on their way to achieving that goal. Providing access to over 120,000 charging points, the InCharge charging network is one of the largest in Northern Europe.
Alexander Heijkamp, Athlon’s Sustainability and CSR Director, is firm: “When it comes to climate change, we must act now.” That’s why Athlon is taking the wheel and getting ready for compliance with the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The directive is an excellent opportunity to look at how we are managing and monitoring environmental and social impact today, and then accelerate to be ready for the future.