Introducing electric cars to young drivers in the Allgäu

The activities of the University of Applied Sciences Kempten, the new ENEVATE- partner, focus on the attitude of adolescents and their affinity for modern communication systems. The willingness and the possibilities to organise mobility needs in a collaborative manner as well as the special challenges on electric mobility in rural areas are part of the analysis. The analysis are combined with the university's expertise in data acquisition and telemetry, power consumption of the planned tracks, based on the adaptive driver model. 


At a training area of the local ADAC, the largest automobile club in Europe, young drivers are offered the opportunity to get in touch with electric mobility and to compare electric to conventional vehicles by using an electric car as part of a road safety training. In this context, the university has also developed a questionnaire that is being distributed to the participants of the training to generate information about their demands towards their vehicles, to analyse their profile of use and to identify whether and how car sharing is organised and realised. Furthermore, the university has initiated micro-car sharing with an electric vehicle in upper vocational schools to analyse the daily use of vehicles, communication and behaviour of the drivers. Finally, three local driving schools provide driving lessons with an electric vehicle. With the incorporation of an electric car in the youth camp “Ökotopia”, the university raises the awareness of adolescents aged 12-15 concerning the topic.