Energy on the hook

Stuttgart, 20. November 2012 – the "european satellite navigation competition 2012", a competition initiated by esa (european space agency), gsa (european gnss agency), dlr (german center for aerospace) and nokia and other sponsors, has a local prize for the hesse region to the electromobilitatsproject "ebuggy".

This means that an idea is to be demanded, which sounds like a somewhat simple implementable variant of "better place": a short change of temporary akkus instead of long loading times and short ranges. For "better place" only an infrastructure with standardized vehicles as well as highly complicated exchange and warehousing technology. Ebuggy, on the other hand, leave the series-maby battery in the car and creates the possibility to hide a peer with battery to the vehicle. With support of the german federal ministry of economics and technology and partners as the fraunhofer institute ipa and the university of stuttgart, the ebuggy gmbh has built a prototype of the appendix. Your goal is to develop the battery standards and relay stations and an international ebuggy network with subsidiaries.

Coarse-bearing change stations along the highways for a pretty rough number of hangers with corresponding loading facilities must be created and in addition to a logistically extended system of random and compensation transport, so that individual stations can not be bleeded. Just make yourself before, in munchchen the ecartec zoom and a hundred participants want to use their e-mobile on the highways. The cornering point for "european satellite navigation competition "is that the planned trailer fleets need a satellite navigation solution with which the movements of the fleet can be monitored in real time.

How ebuggy introduces that

Quasi unlimited range is to create a network of ebuggy relay stations where the electric car drivers prefabricated with ebuggy technology can borrow a battery edge. There he comes with appropriate network density of the stations with the preloaded, own battery. Arrived in the target area, the trail can be released at the last station. For later travelers, the trailer can also be replaced several times if necessary, so the theoretically unlimited ranges are possible. The exchange should not last long than the full refueling of a car with internal combustion engine, ebuggy speaks of two minutes. Simple as a better place is that, but of course much less elegant. Because first, driving is with hanger – if almost only on highways – not everyone’s thing and secondly do not everyone like to drive for hours 100, which is the limit if you are traveling as a team.

When buying an electric vehicle or later, the artistic user should register with ebuggy. He maintains a set-up kit made of attachment coupling, junction box and display that integrates its workshop into the electric car. He points out with an ebuggy card, with which he should borrow and to bring back ebuggies at every future station. The ebuggy usage costs are calculated automatically and booked. Ebuggy stations should be built on tank and locking attures throughout germany.

Who gets there: "battery candidate in the strain traffic are utopian"? Oh no. In principle, the idea is an old hat: under the type designation sl-e 200, from 1975 produced an electric biscuit with a uniaxial trail for the traction batteries. They ran until 1988 in monchengladbach and dusseldorf. The sl 200 is a city bus constructed by standard guidelines, which came to the market in 1973.