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neW drive technologies
Contact
Dr. Michael Faltenbacher
Phone: +49 711 3418170
Fax: +49 711 34181725
Traffic on our roads has increased year by year
and it is of utmost importance here, more than in
any other sector, to separate growth from envi-
ronmental impact. Which technology can be
beneficial and should be used in practice?
PE INTERNATIONAL has provided answers to
these questions for many years, with environ-
mental analyses over the entire life cycle (Life
Cycle Assessment, LCA) which assess mobility
concepts, drive technologies and fuels. We draw
up LCAs for single components, such as batter-
ies, electric motors and fuel cells, but also for
complete vehicles. These are for example new
passenger car models and hybrid buses, includ-
ing the ones used by the Stuttgart municipal
transportation services (SSB). Currently, we use
our experience and expertise for the ‘Electric
Mobility Pilot Region’ and ‘Showcase Region for
Electric Mobility’ programmes of the German
federal government and carry out comprehen-
sive analyses with respect to sustainability. We
not only draw up LCAs for diesel hybrid buses,
but also carry out acceptance analyses with pas-
sengers and operating companies.
For the working groups ‘Innovative drive-
trains’, PE collects operating data on a daily
basis with its SoFi webtool (fuel/power con-
sumption, kilometrage, availability, etc.) for
e-cars and hybrid buses used in the pilot re-
gions. This monitoring allows precise analyses
and provides answers to how new technologies
prove in practice and to which extent they can
reduce environmental impacts.
PE INTERNATIONAL AG
Hauptstrasse 111–113
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Year of establishment:
1991
Employees:
220 (2012)
Turnover:
EUR 24 million (2012)
Tested for environmental compatibility
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