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Our LOCAL GOAL is to provide Kandersteg Electric cars service in order to:

  • allow our clients to reach easily meditation destinations, e.g. Beatenberg or Felsentor, and historic sites in Switzerland, e.g. Luzern or Bern
  • support elderly people and people with movement restrictions or a short time, while accessing remote hiking destinations, e.g. Rigi or Zermatt
  • organise electric car workshops for local residents and KISC scouts, to promote the ecological benefits of using electric cars

SwissHike GLOBAL GOAL is Team Project community involvement allowing to:

  • support community involvement for residents by increasing tourism outreach; this might include hiring local guides in electric cars, local workshops promoting the environment, and tourist-local interaction when visiting tourist sites
  • optimise the cooperation between provider clients, hotel guests and local residents on sharing of electric cars
  • promote the ecological and health aspects of electric vehicles in Switzerland and all over the world.

We are going to ask owners and providers of hotels and others accommodation facilities in Switzerland for support and cooperation on a Pilot Project.

How do electric cars help the environment?

Electric cars are helpful for the Earth's environment because they don't give off as many harmful emissions as regular vehicles, as well as helping to protect the climate and reduce overall oil consumption. Another advantage of electric cars is that they save motorists on fuel costs.

Electric cars have no tailpipes, which means they produce no emissions, and they leave a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline and diesel engines. Electric cars run quietly, and although they cost more than other vehicles, they are cheaper to run, as an electric charge costs less than gasoline.

Zero Tailpipe Emissions - nothing to pollute the air and adversely affect health, or add greenhouse gases to the environment. This is a clear-cut advantage over gas cars. Driving an electric car or EV (electric vehicle) promotes clean air.

Reduced Maintenance - EVs have fewer moving parts in their powertrains, and maintenance intervals are devoid of things like oil changes, spark plug replacement, and other services required by a complex internal combustion engine and transmission.

Quiet Drive, Instant Torque - In the days when the automakers’ art was being developed, people prized quiet cars, and paid extra for that experience. The most desirable nameplates up to the likes of Rolls Royce used to make the quiet smooth ride a chief selling point, and what a luxury it was. Well, EVs give this at no extra charge, and what’s more they deliver power differently in a satisfying sort of way. Namely, their motors have full torque – the work energy – from 0 rpm. Press the pedal and they scoot.

Subsidized - Depending on what state one lives in, as much as a third of a EV’s price may be underwritten by state and federal subsidies. At the least, the EV is permitted a one-time federal tax credit. Gasoline cars are cheaper, but they get zip, and free money is OK. Some people object to that, and they are entitled to this, but this society otherwise has said it wants to reward and encourage EV adopters, so the authorities smile on it, even if others don’t.

For a variety of reasons, including technological advances, environmental concerns, and entrepreneurial audacity, the market for pure electric vehicles, which was moribund for more than a century, is poised for a dramatic revival. Electric vehicles generate a range of short-term and long-term benefits such as reduced environmental impacts, innovation spillovers, and reduced reliance on imported oil.

Other Advantages of the Electric Car: 4-6 times higher efficiency as an internal combustion engine, No polluting byproducts because this car gets its power from batteries (the wind or the sun), Three times as efficient as gas engines, Is extremely safe, Compact, Gets better mileage than any other car on the road, Quiet to drive, Convenient, Durable

The analysis also found that across the lifecycle, around 40% less energy is required for an EV than a petrol or diesel vehicle. Electric vehicles also have lower levels of photochemical oxidation (related to the formation of smog) than petrol vehicles and EVs have the lowest level of particulate matter across the lifecycle. In use, EVs have no tailpipe emissions at all.

Network benefits - occur when subsidising electric vehicles today leads to incentives to develop charging infrastructure, which in turn increases adoption in the future, when presumably the electricity grid will be cleaner.

Innovation benefits - may not be fully captured by innovating companies and thus may justify subsidising the electric car market.


(1) Cheaper to run, (2) Cheaper to maintain, (3) Other savings, (4) Better for the environment: Less pollution, Renewable energy, Eco-friendly materials, (5) Health benefits, (6) Safety improvements, (7) Our energy security

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UNESCO Electromobile

Photo: www.Oeschinensee.ch / The environmentally friendly UNESCO Electromobile

Autonomous: Self-driving vehicles

UBER Uber Volvo Autonomous

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Photo: www.UBER.com / Uber ATG - Advanced Technologies Group

WYAMO (Google) Wyamo Lexus RX450h

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Photo: WAYMO.com / On the Road - Lexus RX450h


Hydrogen: Fuel cell vehicles

Swiss hit parade: Top 12 Electric Cars 2016 CH

Source: Auto Swiss (Feb 2017)

No. 1 : TESLA Tesla S (70-85-90D) 1'299/2016, 1'556/2015, 496/2014 (390-560 km, 285-386 kW, 225-250 km/h, 3s, 75-93e3 CHF)

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Photo: www.TESLA.com / Model S - Performance and safety refined

No. 2 : BMW BMW i3 (60Ah - 94Ah) 547/2016, 888/2015, 390/2014 (190 km, 125 kW, 150 km/h, 7.2 s, 37-38e3 CHF)

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Photo: www.BMW.com / The all-electric BMW i3

Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Die beliebtesten E-Autos der Schweiz (28.10.2015)

Electric Cars: New Models

e'mobile.ch (Market Overview 2016)

Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid vehicles

Verbrauchskatalog.ch (Swiss Auto Market Overview)
ION 21 Team Portal System