The development of the eCo-FEV architecture is an important contribution for the access of electric vehicles to the mass market. However, all functional progress has no value if its economical viability is not warranted.
Multiple stakeholders need to be involved in eCo-FEV´s decision making and investment procedure. Therefore, a business impact assessment is required that can serve as a groundwork for these stakeholders to estimate their business opportunities and risks. Generating this basis of decision making will help to overcome the limitations of interrelated singular actions. Therefore, multiple business domains have to be taken into consideration.
The various use cases of eCo-FEV offer potential benefits for a Business-to-Consumer (B2C), Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Government (B2G) perspective, each having its own prime movers and business actors. eCo-FEV will generate deeper insights by discussions with stakeholders; insights that again will be used as a basis to design value networks and specific business models. Value networks will help to describe the relevant players and their interrelations, while business models will illustrate how key resources and activities lead to value creation for customers and other stakeholders.
Furthermore, the eCo-FEV project will assess the business impact of the eCo-FEV system based on the evaluation data obtained during the real site test, complemented by the simulation results. This study will be supported by the consortium partners that consists of key stakeholders in the value chain of the FEV and telematics markets, i.e. car makers, automobile technologies provider, charging technologies providers, public authorities and telematics services providers.
The results of the business impact analysis will finally help to assess the opportunities and risks of the eCo-FEV approach concerning its economic viability. In addition, the analysis will offer recommendations on the road to a successful market launch.