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Our Meetup series for interested parties presents and discusses current, practice-relevant research topics in the field of future mobility.

Heavy, Electric and yet Unplugged
Battery-electric drives for automated container transport

Dr. Jan Philipp Schmidt-Ewig (Konecranes)

Over the last decade, battery electric drives have become increasingly popular in the area of container handling. In many ports, zero-emission fleets are in operation, some with more than 100 transport vehicles per container terminal. Fully automatic battery changing stations and automated rapid charging stations are available to operate the vehicles.
Jan Schmidt-Ewig will give an overview of the essential development steps of the last years. The lecture will also shed light on the technical and economic advantages of battery electric drive trains for heavy-duty applications and give an outlook on future innovations.

[Foto: Dr. Jan Philipp Schmidt-Ewig]

Dr. Jan Philipp Schmidt-Ewig

  • is team leader for R&D at Konecranes, a world leader in automated container handling systems
  • deals with battery-electric and hybrid drive trains for container transporters and harbour cranes as well as automated solutions for container handling

The event starts at 18:00 hrs, the talk will be held in German.{ontime:-'2020-12-03'}
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Damian Backes M.Sc.
Manager Research Area Energy Management & Drivetrains
+49 241 80 25420




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Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
RWTH Aachen University

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