The implementation of sustainable concepts for individual transportation is a global challenge. Considering diminishing crude oil reserves and the progressing climate change, turning away from finite fossil fuels in the transport sector is strongly necessary.
Electrical drives can essentially contribute to decrease the dependency on oil and to allow the usage of renewable electricity in traffic. The large-scale introduction of electrical vehicles in the City also improves air quality and reduces noise pollution. But alternative energy carriers such as natural gas, hydrogen or biomass can also play an important role for a sustainable mobility.
Fields of activity of the Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE) are:
Assessment and comparison of alternative drive concepts, such as vehicles powered by electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, hydrogen and fuel cells.
Life Cycle Assessment of alternative vehicle concepts
Investigation of traction batteries in the test facilities
Development of concepts for the implementation of electromobility
The Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE) has 3 battery test facilities available (from Digatron and Kratzer), which allow to measure and analyze almost every battery type and drive. You will find additional information on our battery test facilities and further related tasks of the Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE) in our flyer on electromobility.