E-mobility in Tourism

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  • Title: E-mobility in Tourism: Why New Mobility Solutions Have to Overcome Borders
  • Author(s): Merja Hoppe, Tatjana Thimm
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Spaces & Flows
  • Journal Title: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies
  • Keywords: E-mobility, Tourism, Sustainable Mobility, Mobility Solutions
  • Volume: 9
  • Issue: 4
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2154-8676 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2154-8684 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2154-8676/CGP/v09i04/35-44
  • Citation: Hoppe, Merja, and Tatjana Thimm. 2018. "E-mobility in Tourism: Why New Mobility Solutions Have to Overcome Borders." Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies 9 (4): 35-44. doi:10.18848/2154-8676/CGP/v09i04/35-44.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

This article examines chances for and obstacles to e-mobility in tourism at the cross-border region of Lake Constance, Germany. Using secondary internet research, a database of key e-mobility supply factors was generated and visualized utilizing a geographical information system. The results show that fragmentation in infrastructure and information due to the cross-border situation of the four-country region is the main obstacle for e-mobility in tourism in the Lake Constance region. Cooperation and coordination of the supply side of e-mobility in the Lake Constance region turned out to be weak. To improve the chances of e-mobility in cross-border tourism a more client-oriented approach regarding information, accessibility, and conditions of use is necessary.