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Awards for Energy and Automotive Innovations Three Trade Fairs on Mobility to be Combined

December 19, 2016 by Roland R. Ackerman

Starting next year, these events will all be combined and covered by eMove 360° Europe 2017. MunichExpo, the organizer, will then present all sectors

Starting next year, these events will all be combined and covered by eMove 360° Europe 2017. MunichExpo, the organizer, will then present all sectors of electro mobility, interconnected and autonomous driving, mobility services as well as urban and mobile design under one roof on the Munich fairgrounds. This year, the B2B trade fair eMove 360° 2016 was attended by 356 exhibitors from 28 countries, and together both events showed their innovations and solutions for the mobility of the future on a space of 22,000 m², addressing more visitors than last year.


World Mobility Summit

Around 300 experts participated in the successful World Mobility Summit, that also took place in parallel. And many renowned companies and institutions contended for the exhibition-related awards on the topics electro mobility, materials & design and interconnected & autonomous driving, comprising renowned companies like BMW, Audi, Continental, Schaeffler, ebm-papst or Bosch Software, but also many SMEs and prestigious research facilities.

“With some 70 submissions we have set a new record for our award. We are delighted about this because it proves that electric mobility is no longer a niche product, but on the way to become a mass market. I cordially congratulate all winners and finalists! They have outrivaled numerous very competitive applications – in terms of quantity as well as quality”, said Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo.


International Award

This international award was presented in the categories Sustainable Product & Mobility Concepts, Energy Infrastructure & Storage, Powertrain & Electronics and Electric Vehicle. Among the winners the project “aCar Mobility” of Technical University (TU) Munich, because it brings mobility to disadvantaged rural areas. It provides better access to healthcare, education and information in remote areas.

The derived vehicle concept is to be used as energy source, communication tool or educational device and should build a center of community live. By using simple, robust and cheap biomedical sensors even basic medical examinations will be feasible. In addition to the award trophy they could take home a price money of 15,000 Euro each.


Award in Energy Infrastructure & Storage

The Huber+Suhner Cooled Cable System, winner in the category Energy Infrastructure & Storage, is designed to reduce charging times by transferring large volumes of electricity. The cables are also designed to be light thanks to their minimal weight and small dimensions, and are easy to use because of their ergonomic design. The realised solution allows the conductor cross section to be reduced from 95 mm² or 120 mm², as is required for uncooled cables, to as little as 10 mm², thereby lowering the weight from 2,800 g/m to as little as 800 g/m and the diameter from 37 mm to 22 mm.


The Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall


Award in the category Powertrain & Electronic

The BMW 225xe car has won the award in the category Powertrain & Electronics. Its installed electric machine is a permanent-magnet-electric-machine, providing a low weight of 31.5 kg, a robust overall design and extreme high 100kW-power. The low weight and high power characteristics of the electric machine were achieved by an innovative combined cooling of rotor and housing. The patent pending housing of the machine and the unique lost-foam-production-technology for the e-machine housing delivers a highly robust design.

Winner in the category Electric Vehicle was StreetScooter GmbH, a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University and combining leading university know-how with industrial experience. The company designs, develops and produces e-vehicles for short distance travelling and/or transportation. The current range of models covers e-bikes as well as light electric commercial vehicles.

Currently the focus Is on e-vehicles for last mile logistics operations. Based on its unique development and production approach, StreetScooter was able to present a new generation of e-vehicles, the Compact model, within less than 18 months in 2011. Series production of this model has commenced mid-2015.


This article originally appeared in the Bodo’s Power Systems magazine.


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