Easy parking with the Bio‑Hybrid
Who of us is not familiar with this? The tedious search for a place to park in the city is a major problem with a car. The hunt for one of those coveted spots costs time, nerves and money. Finding a suitable parking space downtown takes ten minutes on average and a place where parking is for free is practically impossible to find. A survey revealed that 64 percent of urbanite German car drivers are unhappy with the parking situation in big cities. At the same time, though, urbanization keeps progressing. This calls for new mobility concepts.
We prepared an infographic of this issue to highlight the benefits of our Bio‑Hybrid in terms of parking. It shows at a glance that safely parking one’s Bio‑Hybrid is no problem. In fact, it’s easy – without a lot of hunting for a space, waiting, getting in line and maneuvering around. No more parking or stopping in the second row. Agility is one of the characteristics of the Bio‑Hybrid – a feature that definitely comes in handy when pulling into a parking space. Ideally, parking spaces specifically dedicated to electric cars and pedelecs such as the Bio‑Hybrid are available. Our infographic considers this development that’s already in progress in many places anyhow.
In fact, a regular car parking space can accommodate three Bio-Hybrids – no matter if they’re Passenger or Cargo versions. Here’s an extreme example to illustrate the point: with some 20,000 parking spaces, the West Edmonton Mall in Canada has one of the largest parking lots in the world. Theoretically, about 60,000 Bio-Hybrids could be parked there.
Thanks to its compact size, the Bio‑Hybrid requires less space than a classic car. In most cases, it also reaches its destination faster: bypassing traffic jams in the bicycle lane while heading toward a parking space: that makes it easier to get through traffic, saves money and nerves, and is even good for human health, plus – lest we forget – the environment.
Talking about the environmental and traffic burden, about 30 percent of urban traffic is caused by searching for places to park, according to some surveys. A passenger car with an IC engine emits about 1.3 kg of CO2 per parking event. By contrast, the operation of a Bio‑Hybrid produces zero local emissions.
On balance, it’s clear that searching for a parking space with the Bio‑Hybrid has many advantages, first and foremost, the time it saves: nobody will need ten minutes to find a place to park.
The infographic in print quality can be found in the Media Center.