information and communications technology
the future is "e"
Currently, public charging stations for electric vehicles are usually built as pilot projects. The metropol-E research project, which was awarded the status of a lighthouse project by the German federal government, currently develops a municipal electric fleet concept for the city of Dortmund. PTV analyses demographic, structural and transport factors to work out location indicators for charging infrastructure in individual geographical zones. Autolib in Paris - the first carsharing project offering e-cars only - intends to provide its users with information on the battery status and charging stations in reach. In addition to the required geographical referencing, PTV developed navigation solutions and components which make e-mobility practical for everyday business. PTV is also engaged in the iZeus project from IKT. The goal here is to integrate e-mobility in private and commercial urban transport. Ad-ditional intelligent services optimise the use of mixed company fleets or calculate the remaining range based on the state of the battery, vehicle parameters, route and weather conditions. PTV also participates in three projects of the leading-edge cluster Electric Mobility South-West: I-eMM analysing demand in public urban transport with respect to linking e-mobility and information services for their users, eFlotte for managing e-vehicle fl eets and the related charging infrastructure, and Green Navigation for planning and recommending individual energy-optimised routes for extending the range.