- Apparently, driving an e-car is fun. This sample e-car e-GO shows how different battery-powered cars are from conventional vehicles.
- Photo: e.Go Mobile AG
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kno/gmz Weidenau. Unique driving experience under environmentally friendly conditions. This is what proponents of electric cars, or e-cars for short, are promising. One of these proponents is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Burggraf. He has already been working on e-mobility research for years. For example, together with Prof. Dr. Gunther Schuh of RWTH Aachen University worked on the development, production and marketing of successful e-car concepts such as eGo (relatively inexpensive e-cars for urban transport) and Streetscooter (electric vehicles from Deutsche Post, manufactured for short-haul delivery transport).
kno/gmz Weidenau. Unique driving experience under environmentally friendly conditions. That’s what proponents of electric cars, or e-cars for short, promise. One of those advocates is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Burggraf. He has already been working on e-mobility research for years. For example, together with Prof. Dr. Gunther Schuh of RWTH Aachen University working on the development, production and marketing of successful e-car concepts such as eGo (relatively inexpensive e-cars for urban transport) and Streetscooter (Deutsche Post electric vehicles, manufactured for short-haul delivery transport). He shares his knowledge at the Chair of International Production Engineering and Management at the University of Siegen and at the same time also works closely with the University in Aachen.
E-cars: the environmentally friendly alternative
The topic of environmentally friendly electromobility is on everyone’s lips because of the current debate about climate protection, and along with it the question of the sustainability of energy use must also be resolved. The consumption of diesel and gasoline in particular is known to have an enormous impact on our environment. Yet there are far more environmentally friendly alternatives, for example electricity from renewable sources such as the sun, wind or water. When this electricity is used by e-cars, electric driving is especially environmentally friendly.About 200,000 e-vehicles are on German roads, and the trend is upward. The German postal service has also followed the trend and is proudly advertising its new delivery vehicles with electric motors, the Streetscooters.
Electric car is not yet marketable
It seems that the goal of environmentally conscious driving is not far off. Peter Burggraf, however, explains in an interview with the Siegener Zeitung that the concept of e-mobility is not yet fully developed. While the e-car is already marketable, it is not necessarily a vehicle for everyone, he said. The battery technology, the time-consuming "refueling" of the cars and the high acquisition costs have so far argued against a purchase. "Mostly, the e-vehicle is interesting for consumers as a second or third car (for short trips)," Burggraf said. Nevertheless, he sees a great future for e-vehicles. Those who want to drive with a clear conscience and stop polluting planet Earth will have to switch to e-cars, the engineer predicts. To make this possible in the near future, he has a concrete goal in mind: to bring electric cars to the market at low cost, to strengthen the infrastructures in inner cities and thus make e-vehicles more attractive to many people.The father of four would also like to pass on this vision to future generations.
Lecture explains everything about e-mobility
In his lecture at the Children’s University on Tuesday, 24. September, 5 p.m., in the Audimax in the building on Adolf-Reichwein-Strasse, he explains how important climate protection is. To this end, he explains step by step how an electric car is constructed and how it differs from conventional vehicles. Electric cars have far fewer parts than normal cars and are simpler to build.An important part of building electric cars is making the battery. "Aluminum or copper foils are coated, wound, cut and welded," explains Burggraf. These batteries have a very high charge afterwards, which can also be dangerous. For this reason, special safety precautions are needed to make production as safe as possible.
Last lecture of the children’s university
With the lecture on E-cars ends the 24. Season of the Siegen Children’s University, which was a very successful one. The project, which is being carried out by the University of Siegen and the Siegener Zeitung in cooperation with each other, has also been made possible by the team of sponsors: Studierendenwerk Siegen, IHK Siegen, Sparkasse Siegen, Horn& Co. Group and Wahl Group. For this, too, the Children’s University says: Thank you!