It is a fact that 72% of all nitrogen oxides in the air we breathe come from combustion engines, according to studies by the German Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU). A shocking 95% of the particularly polluting CO2 emissions are caused by lorry and car traffic. Inner cities in particular, and of course especially their inhabitants, suffer from the additional, highly health-damaging effects. It is not for nothing that the well-known environmental zones were set up a few years ago to reduce carbon dioxide pollution in the air. These zones are intended to keep old combustion engines, and thus the number one air polluters, out of city centres. However, reduced CO2 emissions still do not mean no carbon dioxide emissions.
As an industrial company operating globally, we cannot avoid transport journeys altogether. This includes our factory traffic as well as transport journeys in our immediate vicinity. Of course we enjoy good, fresh air, but we are even more aware of our environmental responsibility in this regard. Since the end of 2021, we at IMS have therefore been pleased with our new e-Crafter, which is now in daily use without a combustion engine – and that with significantly less driving noise. And with its unusual car wrapping, it can’t be overlooked either.
But that’s not all! Our colleagues are fortunately also increasingly opting for e-mobility. IMS supports this with an e-charging station on our company premises, which was also installed and put into operation at the end of 2021. In this way, you can conveniently charge your own car during working hours so that you can head home with full power at the end of the day. Further charging stations are already being planned.