New e-mobility partnership launched in Dresden

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The German Hotel and Restaurant Association of Saxony (DEHOGA) and Volkswagen have started a new innovative project which aims to educate Dresden’s hospitality workers to deal more competently with guests who drive an electric car.

Mayor of Dresden Dirk Hilbert stated on social media: As a long-time user of an electric vehicle, I see it as quite a charming competitive advantage if the service can offer hotel guests all the relevant facts about e-mobility on site.

The expansion of our charging infrastructure goes hand in hand with the industry – and all of this brings us further in the climate-relevant acceptance of e-mobility in everyday life, mayor Hilbert further stated.

Thanks to this project, Dresden’s hotel and restaurant workers will be able to receive training in the field of e-mobility and deepen their knowledge of the area which is becoming increasingly popular in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. The training programme will be offered from Thursday in the Transparent Factory in Dresden, a car factory and exhibition space owned by Volkswagen.

Compared to petrol or diesel cars, electric vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gases and pollutants into the atmosphere. Currently, electric cars are being bought at record rates in many European countries. Their growing popularity is, without a doubt, closely linked to climate action and general efforts to reduce harmful gas emissions.

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) recently announced that electric vehicles accounted for 35.7 percent of all new car registrations in December, setting a new all-time high. The total number of new electric cars last year was 600,700, meaning that every fourth newly registered vehicle in Germany last year was an electric one, the organisation stated.

I wish the staff members who have the privilege of being pioneers here exciting insights and experiences that they can then pass on to our Dresden guests with great enthusiasm, mayor of Dresden Dirk Hilbert concluded.