About the Office for E-Mobility
Meanwhile there is agreement on the status of electromobility - it is no longer an "option", but is recognized as a necessity. The motivation has several dimensions: in addition to the ecological dimension of the pollutant reduction as well as the economic dimension of energy costs, the political dimension plays a decisive role. On the one hand, the future viability of the German automotive industry is prerequisite for the preservation of jobs. On the other hand, the production of battery cells and systems offers the opportunity to reduce the dependence of mobility on fossil fuels and to make Germany a "fuel producer 2.0". The advancing introduction of electromobility poses new challenges for science: once unloved subjects such as electrochemistry are enjoying a comeback, the need for communication and cooperation between faculties and institutes is intensifying, and there is a growing demand for graduates with a sound engineering background Also combine electrical engineering competence. RWTH Aachen has established an Electromobility business, which systematizes the various competencies and is the starting point for external inquiries. The processing of large-scale projects requires close interdisciplinary cooperation between several institutes, mostly of different faculties.
The Office for E-mobility of RWTH Aachen University coordinates the activities of RWTH Aachen University in the field of E-mobility. It represents the link between the faculties of electric engineering, mechanical engineering and science. Next to coordinating project GSE is also providing innovation and research platforms. The biggest of these research platforms is the platform for E-Mobility based on the e.Go C16, which is used as demonstrator vehicle for autonomously driving EVs.