Alex van der Woerd | Buurauto

Buurauto was founded in 2016 with the aim of making electric shared cars possible in the ‘warm circle’. Buurauto was looking for people who knew or wanted to get to know each other and to feel the ownership of the shared car together. Electric cars are cleaner than fossil fuel cars, but expensive to buy. Buurauto started in their own neighborhood. Since 2020 they do no longer operate the cars theirselves, but focus mainly on project management and advice regarding shared mobility.

About Alex’ presentation:

Buurauto is responsible for the shared cars within the Dutch part of the program. This resulted in multiple efforts. First of all, it was pioneering with shared cars in the south of the Netherlands. Electric was the second challenge. Buurauto started in Breda, Tilburg and Eindhoven with cars that are now operated on the MyWheels platform. Efforts are currently made to make electric shared cars succesfull in Limburg. Buurauto is the intermediair within DeeldeZon for the Dutch car-sharing organizations. Buurauto works together with Fluctis for the best DeeldeZon locations.

While a normal car is parked on average 23 hours a day, a shared car is still standing still for more than 20 hours a day. Because many shared car rides can be planned and reserved in advance, you can easily estimate based on the reserved time how full the battery needs to be to make the next ride. An excellent predictor of car availability for V2G, much better than a private car. The next step is also for the charging station to reserve the shared cars, so that the battery on wheels can be used optimally. This makes not only the car a common utility, but also the battery.