The IIP (Institute for Industrial Production) was
established in 1982. It emanated from the
then Institute for Manufacturing and Indus-
trial Science and Technical Economics group
of the University of Karlsruhe (TH). The DFIU
(German-French Institute for Environmental
Research) was founded in 1991 and has co-
operated closely with the IIP ever since. The
chair of energy economics (headed by Prof Dr.
W. Fichtner) at the IIP analyses techno-eco-
nomic issues along the entire energy value
chain, from primary energy production to en-
ergy conservation, energy transport, energy
distribution and use. The transport and energy
research group at the chair of energy econom-
ics examines the effects of electric vehicles on
energy systems and mass flows as well as user
acceptance in this field. These multifaceted re-
search issues are examined taking an interdis-
ciplinary approach. It contains the analysis of
effects on low-voltage systems or changes in
power plant dispatch and extensions, the es-
timation of load-shifting potentials through de-
mand-side management activities, for example
through delayed charging processes of electric
vehicles, as well as further issues in the context
of electric mobility.
Where does the electricity come from?
Dr. Patrick Jochem
Phone: +49 721 608 44590
Fax: +49 721 608 44682
And who will be driving electric vehicles?
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) –
Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)
Kaiserstrasse 12, 76133 Karlsruhe,
Year of establishment:
1982 (IIP)
9,261 (KIT) – 2012
University: EUR 397 million,
large-scale research institution: EUR 392
million (2011)
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