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Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe
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37073 Göttingen

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2014-09-09: Accepted Article in Energy Policy

Energy Policy

The article “Assessing the potential of different charging strategies for electric vehicle fleets in closed transport systems” from Johannes Schmidt, Matthias Eisel and Lutz M. Kolbe was accepted for publication in Energy Policy.

In this article, controlled charging concepts are transferred to commercial fleets operating in closed transport systems, as this field of application is particularly well suited for the implementation of charging strategies. For that, data gata in a field experiment conducted in a European port using electric vehicles in combination with a battery-swapping station were analyzed to calculate the economic potentials of three charging scenarios: (1) optimizing energy procurement (2) trading load-shifting potential on control markets, and (3) a combination of the two. The findings indicate that all approaches are appropriate for reducing economic disadvantages of electric transport vehicles. Furthermore, we found that adjusting charging processes to avoid price peaks is more profitable than offering control reserve. Finally, focusing on the combination of both strategies seems to be most promising from an economic perspective. In this context, operational cost savings of more than 65% can be achieved compared to a similar dieselpowered vehicle when applying this strategy. more...

2014-09-03: New Project "SIPP" hits the road


Starting on September 1st, the Sustainable Mobility Research Group (SMRG) takes on a new project called „Smartes Intermodales Pendel Portal", in short SIPP. The aim of this project is to reduce CO2 emissions caused by the individual commute to work, specially concerning employees of the university and the clinical centre in Göttingen. Besides the strong ecological focus, the optimization of the parking situation around these places constitutes an additional major concern targeted by this project.
In order to achieve these goals, the SMRG in cooperation with the city administration will develop a mobility portal to allow commuters to arrange their travel to work by using car-pooling and/or enhanced public transportation services. These solutions are aided by innovative technologies and the interconnection of multiple devices and platforms.

2014-08-30: The SMRG at the Electric Mobility Exhibition in the Kaufpark, Göttingen


As part of our project “e-Mobilität vorleben”, the Sustainable Mobility Research Group inaugurated the very first rapid charging station for electric vehicles in the city of Göttingen at the Electric Mobility Exhibition in the commercial centre Kaufpark. With a rapid charging station, electric cars need only about 30 minutes to be full charged. This infrastructure should facilitate the further development of electric mobility, which is the goal of our project. An important visitor, the Lower Saxony’s Minister for Economics, Labour and Tranport, Mr. Olaf Lies, was also present at the grand opening of the rapid charging station. The Minister visited our stand and showed interest in both of our projects that are displayed at the exhibition: “e-Mobilität vorleben” and “eRadschnellweg”.
The Electric Mobility Exhibition at Kaufpark, Göttingen, takes place from the 28th August to September 6th. For more information and pictures visit the website of the Kaufpark or click the following link: more...