TECHNOLOGY WORTH RESEARCHING
The Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences has dedicated its research to the examination and optimisation of future-proof electric mobility and conducts practical studies in this field. The "Electric Mobility in Urban-Regional Areas" project, for example, examines applications for electric vehicles and related infrastructure requirements. The Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences has therefore operated a battery-driven test car for research purposes since 2010, funded by the future investment programme of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. This vehicle has sufficient safety, range and suitability for regional commuter and highway driving and related testing.The sponsored Emission-free Range Extending (EREX) project was launched to bypass the slow acceptance of electric vehicles due to insufficient battery capacity. Some vehicle manufacturers are currently offering additional internal combustion engines as range extending units. The EREX project investigates how the range of electric vehicles can be enlarged by mechanical flywheel storage units. Further university research focuses on an all-electric drive-train testbed and electromobility for bicycles.