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Damian Backes M.Sc.
Manager Research Area
Energy Management and Drivetrains
+49 241 80 25420


Research Platform

The SpeedE project funded by the Hans Hermann Voss-Foundation focuses on the innovation potential of electrically powered vehicles in order to enhance the driving experience beyond today’s state of …



Innovation driver for sustainable and future-oriented mobility

The E-Jet research vehicle is an innovative example of alternative mobility concepts for the future and was initially funded as a concept study by the Hans Hermann Voss-Foundation. In the conceptual space …



Powering EU Net Zero Future by Escalating Zero Emission HDVs and Logistic Intelligence

Heavy-duty vehicles account for about 25 % of EU road transport CO2 emissions and about six percent of total EU emissions. In line with the Paris Agreement and Green Deal targets, Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 …



Development of test methods for electrified heavy-duty powertrains based on multiphysics hardware-in-the-loop test benches

One focus of the eTestHiL research project is to explore the possibilities of purpose design in the development of electric drives for heavy commercial vehicles (HDV). For this purpose, the eTestHiL starts …


BEV Goes eHighway


At the beginning of January 2022, the project "BEV Goes eHighway - BEE" was launched. The aim of the project is to further develop overhead line technology for heavy-duty road transport in order to establish …


Post graduate program mobilEM

Integrated Energy Supply Modules for Roadbound E-Mobility

The challenge to drastically reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions despite growing energy demand requires decisive changes in energy supply, conversion and storage technologies. For the transport sector, …


ZETT - Zero Emission Terminal Tractor

System Solution for Battery-Powered Internal Transport

The German sea and inland ports represent a central interface for the national and international transport of goods and are therefore indispensable for the entire German economy. The container transport …


Concept ELV²

Concept Electro-Truck for heavy-duty distribution traffic

At the beginning of October 2017, the project "Concept electric truck in heavy distribution transport - Concept-ELV²" was launched. The aim of the project is to integrate an electric drive train in distribution …



Modular Electric Drivetrains

In October 2017, the project ModulED (Modular Electric Drivetrains) started with the target to develop an innovative electric drive module for the third-generation electric vehicles. The three-year, €7.2 …



Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach

Range anxiety is one of the main barriers to EV adoption by the broader customer pool; moreover, the ambient conditions (e.g. extreme hot or cold weather) profoundly affect the actual driving range which …



Hybrid Vehicles in Physical and Virtual Environment

Scope of this research project is the optimization of diesel-hybrid powertrain configurations as well as operating strategy by implementing a newly developed methodology that allows investigating different …



ADVancing user acceptance of general purpose hybridized Vehicles by Improved Cost and Efficiency

In the light of climate change and global warming the European Union tries to decrease the CO2 emissions of passenger cars by setting respective limits. Therefore the automotive industry extends its portfolio …



IMplementation of Powertrain control for clean and Economic Real driving emIssion and fuel ConsUMption

The reduction of real driving emission and fuel consumption of heavy duty road haulage is one of the main challenges in the transport sector. A necessity exist to measure the impact of innovative solutions …



OPTimised Energy Management and USe

Optimised energy management and use (OPTEMUS) represents an opportunity for overcoming one of the biggest barriers towards large scale adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid cars: range limitation due …



European COmpetitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS

The Ecochamps project focuses on the development of efficient, compact, lightweight, reliable and above all cost-efficient hybrid drive components and electrified auxiliary units for powertrains in passenger …



Hamburger Elektrobus Demonstration

One major challenge of individual mobility is the mitigation of negative environmental effects. Tightening of ecological and legislative boundary conditions leads to the development of new technologies …



Complete Vehicle Energy-saving Technologies for Heavy-Trucks

The CONVENIENT project targets a 30 % reduction of fuel consumption in vehicles for long-distance freight transport by developing an innovative heavy-truck archetype featuring a suite of innovative energy-saving …



Erweiterte Forschungsbegleitung für den Einsatz von energieeffizienten Linienbussen im Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr

Within the EFBEL project, city buses with hybrid and alternative power trains are subject to examination. Based on the experience gathered in a preceding project, the following topics will be covered …



Optimized Operation of a Latent Heat Storage System in Electrified Vehicles

The project qOpt focuses on developing a latent heat-storage unit and incorporating this together with a heat led operating strategy into an electrified vehicle at ika. Its goal is to save the occurring …



Design of Electric Light Vans for Environment-impact Reduction

The DELIVER project serves the purpose of exploring and identifying conceptual design options for fully electric light commercial vehicles in urban areas. The project partners, which bundle different …



New downsizing drive train concept in an optimized vehicle for reduction of CO₂-emissions down to 69 g/km

As a main target of this project, an energy efficient vehicle of the supermini class has been equipped with a CNG-powered two-cylinder-downsizing engine, developed by Meta. In combination with a piston …



Modular power-train and chassis system for an electric vehicle

Within the framework of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung’s (BMBF) competition “Key Technologies for Electomobility (STROM)” the project “eMoSys” was developed with partners from …


e performance

Holistic development approach of an electric vehicle

In October 2009 the research project „e performance“ started, that followed a holistic development approach towards electric mobility. The cooperating partners in the project were the Audi AG …



Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany
+49 241 80 25600

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