Experts consider "Mobility 2.0"
Electro-mobility was the focus of Deutsche Post DHL’s seventh Delphi Dialog, held on November 18, 2013 at the Post Tower in Bonn. Panel guests included the former auto-industry executive and advocate of green mobility Daniel Goeudevert, Professor Stephan Rammler, mobility researcher and Director of the Institute for Transportation Design in Braunschweig, Germany, as well as Jürgen Gerdes, Board Member for the MAIL division.
Some 90 guests from business, politics, the scientific community as well as the media gathered for the event, and were later invited to share their opinions in a final discussion round. The event explored the question of future mobility concepts for Germany, a particularly car-centric country. Also discussed were ways to achieve sustainable mobility without jeopardizing the flow of goods or limiting mobility. The Group's own "Carbon-free delivery in Bonn" pilot project was also presented during the dialogue event. Launched in 2013, the project highlights Deutsche Post DHL's pioneering role in implementing an e-mobility concept for delivery services as well as its use of electric-powered commercial vehicles.
After the moderated discussion between Daniel Goeudevert, Prof. Stephan Rammler and Jürgen Gerdes, the audience joined in. What followed was a lively debate on whether future mobility concepts will require sacrifices on the part of individuals, as well as the future role of the automobile in people’s lives.