To a small extent, bio-fuels such as wheat ethanol or diesel from rapeseed oil do currently exist in Germany (5 to 7%). But a real revolution towards renewable energy or even electricity as a fuel is not yet in sight.
And this is true despite the fact that a quarter of all energy consumption is related to transport ! We therefore support the demands of environmental organizations on political institutions to quickly chart the course for this issue: firstly, the technology of alternative engine types must evolve quickly so that electric vehicles are economical for us as a company. Secondly, we need a change of mindset towards public transport.
The VAUDE company fleet consists of about 75 vehicles. Most of these are cars for sales representatives and managers. These vehicles are available to employees for private use. Almost all vehicles have diesel engines, a few use petrol and several forklifts use LPG.
|2015 +/- to base year 2013||2015 +/- to base year 2014|
kilometers driven VAUDE fleet
Fuel consumption (liter) per 100 kilometers driven
7,22 Liter im Basisjahr 2013
Number of vehicles (yearly average)
Fuel consumption motor vehicles (liter diesel, petrol)
It is gratifying to see that we were able to reduce the number of kilometers traveled for the first time in a long time (minus 4%), and that fuel consumption in total has increased only marginally (0.25%).
Unfortunately, fuel consumption per 100 kilometers driven has increased by 4% at the same time. We can only make a guess at why this is so: more urban transport instead of highway kilometers? Higher consumption of new vehicles, contrary to the manufacturer's specifications? We do not know the reasons, but we recognize our need for action.
In the transformation of our company fleets, we are therefore focusing on three objectives:
From our climate balance we know that business travel – which includes the fuel consumption of company fleets – makes up over half of emissions at our Tettnang-Obereisenbach location. The issue of mobility and transport is therefore one of our significant instruments for further reducing climate emissions.
All figures and explanations given here relate to the VAUDE company headquarters in Tettnang-Obereisenbach. We cannot make calculations for the supply chain as yet, due to a lack of available data.