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Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V. - Research Association for Drive Technology (FVA)
Cooperative industrial research enables expertise to be shared profitably. The German Research Association for Drive Technology FVA (Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e. V.) has been proving this for the past 50 years.
Current research projects E-MOTIVE
The E-MOTIVE Forum is intensively involved in research activities for the further development of electromobility. The Research Association for Propulsion Technology (FVA), the Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines (FVV) and the Research Curatorship for Mechanical Engineering (FKM) are key players in the Forum's network, focusing on pre-competitive joint industrial research (IGF).
Electrochemical-mechanical modeling and simulation of lithium-ion batteries, FVA 717 I, IGF No. 17966 N
The growing expansion of electromobility means the core component of an electric vehicle, the lithium-ion battery, also needs to be improved. Due to their…
The VDMA electromobility forum E-MOTIVE
Electromobility is no longer simply a vision of the future, but is a reality today. Electric drives can be found in a wide range of applications and have proven themselves in daily use. The VDMA electromobility forum, E-MOTIVE, addresses this diversity and the accompanying topics.
Studying the future-oriented field of energy storage
The introduction of new technologies is often accompanied by high development costs and expensive initial investments
E-MOTIVE Board
The E-MOTIVE Board comprises decision-makers from the industry and pools expert knowledge from the different sectors relevant to electromobility, including the automotive industry, electrical engineering, mobile machines and suppliers.

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X MOTIVE - Produce Future Mobility
Electric mobility, fuel cells, Power2X - The change in mobility is complex and in the future there will not only be one type of drive on the market. This presents the entire industry with new challenges. The transformation process must be actively accompanied. In order to meet the current challenges, the VDMA would like to support its members.
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In addition to battery electric vehicles, the fuel cell will be a further mainstay of future mobility. In order to assess the effects and potential for mechanical and plant engineering at an early stage, the second edition of the study "Drive in Change" was published with a focus on fuel cell technology.
Electric mobility, fuel cells, Power2X - The change in mobility is complex and in the future there will not only be one type of drive on the market. This presents the entire industry with new challenges. The transformation process must be actively accompanied. In order to meet the current challenges, the VDMA would like to support its members.
To achieve climate protection in the transport sector, politicians are relying almost exclusively on electromobility. But the CO2 avoidance costs of battery-powered electric vehicles are far too high.
The change in mobility can no longer be halted. The variety of requirements in the respective markets also requires a variety of available technologies. Hybridization and electrification are gaining momentum, as is the development of decarbonized synthetic fuels known as eFuels. Tomorrow's mobility is based on mechanical engineering - and requires open technology.
The most important finding of the study is: "For mechanical engineering, the mobility transformation process offers opportunities for additional value creation," explained VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker on the occasion of the publication of core results of the study.

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The ZEV index measures the attractiveness of electric mobility in comparison to the combustion engine. For the year 2023, the index forecasts for Europe the same attractiveness of electric cars and cars with combustion engines.
The introduction of new technologies is often accompanied by high development costs and expensive initial investments
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"Technological change must not be based rigidly on one technology"
The change in drive technology is affecting both the automotive industry and its suppliers. The aim is to strengthen value creation in Germany and Europe through state-of-the-art products and technologies. Change must not be based rigidly on one technology.