Cheaper travel than before.
Léonie Bécheiraz lives in a small village near Olten. There are no public transport links. This makes having a car essential. Léonie Bécheiraz actually owned two for a while. By contrast, the bus and train were not an option for her.
That’s very different today. She still has a car as her black BMW i3 is part of the SBB Green Class mobility package. The administrator only uses her electric vehicle for short trips. She still drives around 10,000 kilometres a year. Before it was over 50,000. “I only need my car for doing large shops or driving to the railway station,” revealed Léonie Bécheiraz. But how did this radical change in how she travels come about?
Perfect combination found.
The switch was triggered by a change of job. Léonie Bécheiraz has worked in Bern since May 2017. She soon decided that she would not commute by car. Too much traffic, too many tailbacks. She has found the perfect solution in SBB Green Class. Each morning she drives to the railway station in her electric car, parks at the P + Rail car park and then takes the train to Bern. Here she picks up an e-bike from PubliBike and cycles to work. “It’s the ideal combination for me. I find PubliBike’s bicycles and e-bikes very useful,” Léonie Bécheiraz pointed out.
Cost was also a key factor in opting for the SBB Green Class package. Before deciding to switch, she listed all her mobility costs in great detail. GA travelcard, parking charges, petrol costs, car insurance, servicing costs, depreciation in the value of the car and motorway tax stickers – quite simply everything. She quickly realised: “SBB Green Class is much less expensive for me. And I get a complete, zero-stress package. I don’t have to worry about anything and there are no hidden costs. It’s fabulous.”