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ANFAHRT – Alternative Drive Trains for Trucks and Busses

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Electromobility does not only concern cars and bikes. Also commercial vehicles can use electric drive trains due to the current state of technology. This way, they can contribute to a clean and energy efficient road transport. Until now, it is not common to use commercial electric vehicles because innovative drive concepts did not offer economic efficiency.

The project > ANFAHRT aims at increasing the reliability and availability of commercial vehicles to make them more attractive for industrial use. Therefore, current technical and economic weaknesses as well as entrepreneurial cost-benefit calculations are involved.

The m²c-lab develops an intelligent e-fleet management which considers aspects of information logistics in the field of e-mobility besides the usual order and fleet management. This means for example integrating charging management and order distribution depending on the available charge into route planning. By integrating an e-fleet into the so called smart grid, batteries of the electric commercial vehicles can be used as a buffer for peaks of urban power demand. This way, enterprises providing their e-fleet can earn additional money. The concept shall provide an attractive offer for small and medium-sized enterprises and encourage them to change to e-fleets.