Innovation Cluster REM 2030 presents innovative electric car design


The Fraunhofer ISI, ICT, IOSB and IWM together with three institutes from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are researching the urban mobility of the future in the “Regional Eco Mobility 2030 (REM 2030)” project. As well as technical components and software solutions, future concepts of efficient individual mobility are also being developed as part of REM 2030. At the MobiliTec – Hannover Messe 2015, the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster presents a demonstration vehicle that features specially developed components like an electric motor with manual transmission, a lithium-ion battery and a methanol fuel cell as a range extender. The vehicle is on show from 13 to 17 April in the Pavilion Baden-Württemberg, Stand H85 in Hall 27.

Nils Schmid, minister of Finance and Economics of the federal state Baden-Württemberg, visits the REM 2030-stand on the Hannover Messe 2015.

How will we travel around in 2030? Which vehicle designs will play a role? And how does mobility in urban areas have to change to become effective and sustainable? These questions are being addressed by the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster “Regional Eco Mobility 2030 (REM 2030)“, made up of the Fraunhofer ISI, ICT, IOSB and IWM and three institutes from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Solutions and options for efficient individual mobility in the future are being investigated and tested together with industrial partners like vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers and energy supply companies as well as mobility service providers, transport companies, associations and local authorities. Mobility is regarded systemically, from a technological, ecological, social and economic perspective.

At the MobiliTec 2015, which takes place from 13 to 17 April as part of the Hannover Messe, the researchers of the Innovation Cluster REM 2030 are presenting initial research results and an innovative electric car design that features the following components developed in the project: an electric motor that is a permanent magnet synchronous motor with single tooth winding, manual transmission, a lithium-ion battery and a methanol fuel cell as the range extender. Alongside details about the vehicle components, the scientists at the REM 2030-Stand, which is situated in the Pavilion Baden-Württemberg (Stand H85) in Hall 27, also provide information about the mobility approach of the project. This is based on the interplay of three vehicle concepts that can be combined with each other: electrical bicycles for short distances, electrically powered micro vehicles specially developed for urban environments and conventional cars for longer journeys. Options in the field of automated driving round off the mobility concept.

All the research results of the Innovation Cluster REM 2030 and the demo vehicle will also be presented at the symposium “Urban mobility of the future“, taking place on 17 and 18 June 2015 at the Konzerthaus Karlsruhe. This event is geared towards representatives from science, industry, politics and the economy, who will discuss how mobility can and must change in the next decades. In a series of specialist presentations, experts from academia, politics and companies like Audi or Bosch SI address tomorrow‘s urban mobility from different perspectives and subsequently explore its opportunities and possibilities in a panel discussion.

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