Mostly in urban environments we see an imminent transition from owning a vehicle as the ‘default mode’ to using a vehicle as and when it is needed: This applies to everything from electric scooters to light trucks. Mobility is granted through vehicles that are easily spotted and reserved via the smartphone without having to commit oneself to a particular vehicle. This kind of business model will be profitable for the ride-offering company if the fleet is being used as much as possible because only then it will make money. Therefore, innovative mobility concepts do not just require a smooth multimodal networking of vehicles, infrastructure and customers. Vehicles also need to be available for customer requirements. This includes a high-performing Battery Management System (BMS) which precisely measures the state of charge and delivers this data as input for a reliable calculation of the remaining range. Also, the E/E architecture of the drive can facilitate modern functions such as vehicle condition monitoring by the fleet owner, updates over the air, and remote flashing of entirely new functions (“apps”). This helps to keep a vehicle up-to-date over its entire lifetime and to ensure a positive user experience. The electric drive system and its architecture play an important role for all of these benefits.