Science & Innovation
training and development, research institutes , universities
new production metHods for improved batteries and drives
At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), more than 250 researchers work in 26 institutes in the battery research and electric mobility area. Within the Competence E project, KIT bundles all its activities regarding the storage of electrical energy for mobile and stationary applications. The project targets the implementation of a systematic development concept with respect to economically promising products and production methods. Its integrated approach begins at the molecule and continues with the battery and electric motor (with power electronics) to end with a fully functioning electric drive system. At the same time, new production methods for the cost-efficient pro-duction of these batteries and e-drives are being developed and presented by means of prototyping. For this, KIT built the first freely accessible "research factory" to close existing gaps in the innovation and value-adding chain. In addition, KIT`s mobility systems division merges and bundles comprehensive competencies in the field of mobility research at KIT, to gain new ideas and inspiration for land-based mobility, for the future transportation of people and goods. Researching electric drive and storage concepts is a major focus.