Consumption and energy efficiency are important purchasing criteria for many car buyers and logistics companies. Almost every vehicle model is already available with different types of drive (diesel, petrol, natural gas, hybrid, battery electric, hydrogen electric...). The range is being expanded, particularly in the case of commercial vehicles, by aerodynamically optimized add-on parts, fuel-saving tyres and lightweight components. Standardised consumption data – such as the consumption in a one-third mix – are supposed to help in the decision-making process, but they have the reputation of being unrealistic.
So how can a buyer obtain transparent and neutral information about the expected energy costs of his new vehicle? How can a sales advisor find the best vehicle (or the best vehicle configuration in the case of commercial vehicles) for the individual application target of his customer?
To solve this problem, we have packaged VMC technology into slim mobile apps:
- For the buyer: VMC® RDE
- For the sales staff: VMC®-EcoEstimator