Is owning a car becoming obsolete?
Zellmer: I don’t think so – but owning a car is becoming less important, particularly among some younger people. The Netflix generation wants to be more flexible – but still have exclusive use of mobility for a certain period. Which is why, with our new subscription model, we are offering e-cars at a monthly rate, which covers all costs except electricity. The car subscription is a start. In the future, we will offer even more flexible mobility: by the hour, day, month – or long-term, through leasing or purchasing.
What do you expect from politicians with regard to the mobility revolution?
Bentele: Public transport in rural areas must be greatly improved. This includes accessibility. For example: many wheelchair users do not take the train, because the step from the platform to the train means they have huge problems getting on and off trains. If we change that, people with reduced mobility can travel independently and in a way that is environmentally friendly.