Dr Rene Bohnsack and Pico van Heemstra won the 2nd prize of the oikos case writing competition. This case analyzed Cofely, a technical service provider in the electricity industry, which sees an opportunity arising related to the increasing number of electric vehicles in the Netherlands. It explained the background, strategic issues, and players in this newly arising industry since smart electric grids in combination with large numbers of electric vehicles offer many new business opportunities. The case can be used with students to practice business model innovation for sustainable technologies.
The case, including an extensive teaching note, is available at the www.thecasecentre.org. An inspection copy can be checked on https://oikos-international.org/publications/e-mobility/.