Integrated Analysis – the Key to Success
Fraunhofer has identified the enormous potentials of Electromobility and undertakes considerable efforts to develop marketable applications. One important activity beside many others is the “Fraunhofer System Research for Electromobility”.
Various Fraunhofer institutes are working jointly on sustainable solutions for the electromobile future. The uniqueness of the Fraunhofer approach is to explore all relevant stages regarding value creation of Electromobility and to develop the necessary elements in a balanced way: Starting from power generation, energy transport and distribution are examined. Furthermore, the interface between power supply and vehicle is analyzed. Looking at the vehicle itself, innovative solutions for energy storage and drive technology are observed. The research activities are completed by investigations of the needed “refueling” infrastructure, customer trends and billing concepts. By realizing two demonstrator vehicles - an electrically driven automobile and an innovative hybrid vehicle for public urban transport- the feasibility of all developed concepts and components will be verified.
More than 30 Fraunhofer Institutes are collaborating in the project - providing the multitude of needed interdisciplinary competences.