29. October 2019

“Zero CO2 Mobility” – International conference presents solutions for carbon dioxide-neutral mobility

Last year, more than 150 experts and decision-makers from various disciplines exchanged ideas at the “Zero CO2 Mobility” conference in Aachen; Source: FEV Group

Aachen, October 2019 – The “climate package” recently presented by the German government shows how additional measures are necessary in reducing pollutant emissions and stopping climate change. For some, the decision does not go far enough. The transport sector and its carbon dioxide emissions are a frequent topic of discussion. At the “Zero CO2 Mobility” conference, the development service provider, FEV, will discuss and present solutions for this key area together with top-class experts. The event will take place from November 7-8, 2019 in Aachen.

“Particularly in the case of mobility, targeted ways of reducing CO2 emissions must be offered. Pure battery electric drives are said to have a high potential – for the planned emission reductions, however, they are not sufficient to be the only seriously pursued measure to achieve CO2-neutral mobility”, says Professor Stefan Pischinger, President & CEO of the FEV Group and patron of the conference.

This is due to the short range on the one hand, which makes them unattractive especially for freight transport, but also to infrastructural aspects such as a lack of charging stations. In addition, most of the electricity currently available in Germany is still generated in coal-fired power plants.

Newly developed, partly multi-speed electric drive components considerably increase the performance of modern battery electric vehicles and extend their range. But, regenerative fuels, also known as “e-fuels”, offer considerable potential. They can already significantly reduce CO2 emissions in the near future, as they have a much greater leverage effect over existing fleets than e-vehicles, whose market share is still small. Fuel cell technology is also a promising and powerful alternative that should be considered.

The “Zero CO2 Mobility” provides experts and decision-makers with the opportunity for an interdisciplinary exchange in which participants receive answers to the questions under which conditions individual approaches make sense and which competences must be bundled in order to significantly reduce emission values. Among the top-class speakers this year will be Dr. Georg Bäuml, Head of Environmental Affairs at Volkswagen, Randy MacEwen, CEO at Ballard and Professor Reinhold Elsen, Head of R&D at RWE Power.

Further information and registration at: www.fev.com/zero-co2-mobility

About FEV
FEV is a leading international, independent service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development. The service portfolio also includes tailor-made test benches and measurement technology as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation. For defossilization of the entire energy value chain, FEV offers energy management and infrastructure solutions from a single source, which intelligently link and holistically optimize power and heat generation, mobility, and industry. The FEV Group currently employs 6500 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.