Car-leasing models for the technological era - a new study on mobility-as-a-service
The report examines how information and communication technologies (ICT) enable new transport schemes such as Paris’ electric car-leasing system, Autolib’, and have the potential to allow electricity storage and grid management in electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
‘E-Mobility Services – New Economic Models for Transport in the Digital Economy’ was prepared by Cambridge Service Alliance researcher Claire Weiller for the RCUK Digital Economy Theme. The report begins with a presentation of the ways in which ICT enhance the value proposition for users by providing sophisticated information on the network and state-of-charge of the vehicle in the Autolib’ business model. This innovative model illustrates the change from traditional mobility as we know it to mobility-as-a-service.
It is then suggested that the full potential of ICT-enabled value creation in this emerging market, especially from the supply-side, has yet to be achieved. Untapped opportunities at the interface of electricity supply and ICT include the use of EV batteries for electricity storage and grid management.