RWTH Aachen launches comprehensive e-truck research in new hall

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The Chair “Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components” (PEM) of RWTH Aachen has put its own hall for several research projects to electrified commercial vehicles. On 575 square meters on the Rotter break in Aachen, the teams of the Bund funded major projects SELV, LIVE and LIVEPLUS will in future be under a common roof with the heavy duty mobility of the future. “The spatial proximity of prototype research enables us important synergy effects,” says Konstantin Sasse, group leader “Battery Engineering” of the PEM.

In the three research projects, the PEM experts want to build a total of ten trucks of different weight classes and vehicle types. “We limit ourselves to the powertrain not only on a technology, but consider battery, overhead core and fuel cells,” explains “LivePlus” responsible Sebastian Biegler. “With a combination of different technologies, we develop electrical truck drive strands after the modular principle, which are economically viable and individually designed.”

Production planning for small series

So that the later prototypes are not allowed exclusively to drive exclusively on locked terrain, a single mode permit is expressly provided for in the projects “SELV” and “LivePlus”. “For this, the complete approval process is undergoing and decreased by an independent test institute,” explains Biegler. Thus, feasible and realistic concepts are to be explored and producing a production planning for small series. “Which technology is in the end will show itself in the coming years and is also dependent on external factors such as infrastructure,” says Biegler. “What ways there are we explore that today.”

Two of the projects are funded by the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU): The project “Lifecycle cost reduction in electrical distribution traffic through individually adaptable powertrain” (“Live”) runs until the end of 2022, “Lifecycle cost reduction in electrical distribution traffic through pantograph-based modular system for Lorries and tractor machines “(” LivePlus “) is scheduled until the end of July 2022. The project “Heavy trucks for emission-free logistics in heavy duty traffic by means of electrification body and economic production system” (“SELV”) is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) with nearly 17 million euros and runs in October 2023.
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3 thoughts on “RWTH Aachen launches comprehensive e-truck research in new hall”

  1. Then let’s let the RWTH Aachen “Working” – I have replaced unimportant details by points.

    The chair … the RWTH Aachen ..

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    … “We limit ourselves to the powertrain not only on a technology, but consider battery, overhead circuits and fuel cells,” explains “LivePlus” responsible Sebastian Biegler.

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    Two of the projects are funded by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU): … is still running until the end of 2022,..

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    The project … is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) with nearly 17 million euros and runs out in October 2023.

    In 1-2 years, Tesla should be so far and have enough favorable batteries for the semi truck to be able to offer him in significant quantities. At prices of 130.000 to 170.000 Euro are not worthwhile or overhead trucks and the results of the projects can be stored right in the archive.

    The purchase of a climate-friendly planned by the economic operation Ludwigshafen (WBL) Refrigeration cars with hydrogen drive is significantly more expensive than planned. Instead of the originally adopted 800.000 Euro will now Around 1.1 million euros needed.

    Thanks … a 85 percent promotion. .. The purchase of the now 1.1 million euro expensive cars thus sum up the line for the WBL on round 386.000 EURO.

    (Source: Rheinpfalz.DE – September 2020)

    A normal garbage car costs against it ..

    The prices for one Conventional waste collection vehicle According to the WBL, usually at about 260.000 EURO.

    (Source: Rheinpfalz.DE – September 2020)

    … hardly more expensive a Tesla (130.000 Euro in the basic version) with garbage (260.000 Euro for the diesel garbage car minus price for the truck chassis with driver cabinet and diesel engine around 100.000 Euro equal about 160.000 Euro) – Together Ca. 290.000 EURO (up to 475 km range, basic version) and even without promotion. That’s what the H2 garbage cars should notify first.

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  2. Since fuel cell and harmonization current collectors have proven to be inefficient, it is not
    comprehensible that the RWTH Aachen participates this funding waste. In heavy duty traffic for electric vehicles, there are by such companies like Daimler, Man, Renault, DaF, Emoss and others have already very good results for e-trucks. Due to the further development of the batteries
    In the future, larger ranges are achieved. The influence of certain lobbies is always recognizable.

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  3. If only Battery vehicles are to be developed at PEM, the project is too short jumped. Even today, many heavy duty vehicles drive in particular on the rail with the fuel cell.

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