System Research for Electromobility FSEM I

Integrated Analysis – the Key to Success

Fraunhofer Systemforschung Elektromobilität 
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.

Joint Research

© Fraunhofer System Research for Electromobility I
Partner for the Industry

The goal of Fraunhofer‘s System Research for Electromobility is to generate knowledge and technologies along the entire value creation chain and then make them available to industry based on Fraunhofer‘s standard practices. Within the project five focal points are considered:

  • Vehicle concepts
  • Power generation, energy transport and distribution
  • Energy storage
  • Technical system integration (demonstrators) and socio-economic aspects and
  • Function, Reliability, Testing and Realization.

Fraunhofer is certain, that based on the projects results and in co-operation with industrial partners, the technological roadmap towards the electromobile future will be significantly supported in a sustainable manner.

The joint project is headed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Buller, Fraunhofer senior vice president for research planning. The chief coordinator is Prof. Dr. Holger Hanselka, director of Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF. All focal points are supervised by senior experts of the participating Fraunhofer institutes.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) with a budget of 34,5 Mio. Euros.