E.ON boss Thon rebuilds energy company

E.ON boss Thon rebuilds energy company-rebuilds

Since 1. Since April 2021, Filip Thon has been CEO of E.ON Energy Germany. In an interview with MO/OVE, he gives insights into the new strategic orientation of the energy company towards electromobility providers.

In his opinion, electromobility has finally arrived in the masses, e-cars are being bought and the number of registrations is rising sharply. In principle, the majority of German drivers could imagine switching to an electric car, especially families. Nevertheless, mobility must be fundamentally rethought, even if individual automobility will continue to play a major role in the future. Above all, no other form of mobility can match the flexibility of a car, especially in rural areas. “No car isn’t a solution either,” as Thon explains.

In any case, the economic and operational disruption potential of electromobility not only affects the automotive industry, but also the energy suppliers. “We see ourselves confronted with an increasingly fragmented, networked and complex – but at the same time more flexible – world,” he explains. E.ON sees this development as an opportunity that creates unimagined possibilities to offer new and exciting products and services. On the way to a green future, there must be solidarity between all sectors and customers.

E.ON has been offering a comprehensive 24/7 mobility guarantee for e-drivers since the end of August this year. The guarantee kicks in if, due to an event through no fault of your own, the battery charge of the e-car is no longer sufficient to reach the next charging station. E.ON then organize the transport to the next loading opportunity in an uncomplicated manner. Thon is particularly proud of the E.ON Drive Booster, a fast charging station that can be set up without civil engineering work or adjustments to the grid connection and can charge two e-cars with up to 150 kW at the same time.

With its services e.On both private customers and corporate clients in view. As a provider of intelligent ecostrom rates to load more favorable in the evening and at night, you now offer time variables for private customers. Depending on availability and price development, it will be possible to control the loading and unload intelligently. Also on bidirectional Power2Vehicle solutions are already being worked, the e-car should make in the future in the standing money. With corporate clients you work on operational charging solutions, such as currently with BMW, where one of the largest shops in Germany with 5.000 charging points are built. Such a commitment of employers would work the workers of an E.According to the ON Survey today not only reward, but demand it.

The future of e-mobility sees Thon in a mesh of different concepts. A key factor here is data. “Needs are dynamic and constantly changing”, so innovations must take place in all areas of the company, as he emphasizes. An innovative mindset helps in all areas to turn good ideas into reality.

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4 thoughts on “E.ON boss Thon rebuilds energy company”

  1. “The guarantee kicks in if, due to an event through no fault of your own, the battery charge of the e-car is no longer sufficient to reach the next charging station. E.ON then organize the transport to the next loading opportunity in an uncomplicated manner.”

    That doesn’t help, if you’re stuck in a traffic jam for six hours in the event of a serious traffic accident, you need enough reserve power in the battery in winter so that you don’t freeze to death at -16C, I’ve learned with a combustion engine there should always be 20 liters in the tank in winter and counting in Scandinavia you double that because the clearing vehicle doesn’t come until the next day and there isn’t a village a few hundred kilometers away.
    How much is actually calculated for electric cars ?

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  2. The e-car density is still too low. But soon there should be service vehicles that charge up on site when the juice runs out. 30, 40k are quickly in the battery.

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  3. And if the E.ON charging station as the only charging option at the motorway service station does not work? (experienced myself on the A 1). Then comes the E.ON services?

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  4. The absolute joke is that the EU prescribes its citizens because of the high power consumption that e.g.B. Since 2017, vacuum cleaners can only be sold with a maximum power of 900 watts. But with tens of millions of e-cars that will soon be on the road all over Europe, the enormous additional power consumption is of course not an issue for our highly paid EU officials. Welcome to reality.

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