e-Monday on 29 April 2013 in Munich


e-Monday on 29 April 2013 in Munich

Munich | 06.04.2013

The next e-Monday is dedicated as usual to the topic of electric mobility and will take place on April 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Hofbräukeller of Innere Wiener Straße 19 in Munich. Two very interesting lectures will be presented: Mr. Harald Ludescher, sales manager at Ziehl-Abegg Automotive GmbH will speak on the subject of electric city buses of the future-clean and quieter through the city with gearless electric drive. The second expert lecture will be held by Ben Kraaijenhagen, Sales Manager at MAN Truck & Bus AG, who will speak on the subject of “Does the electric truck have a future in the transport and logistics sector?

The e-Monday is Germany’s leading interdisciplinary networking and information event on all aspects of electromobility for decision-makers from business, technology, science and politics.

It takes place in cooperation with eCarTec and brings together first-class national and international speakers with a specialist audience from the Munich area and the whole of Germany.

According to a recent survey, the mostly around 100 participants are equally interested in technology, practice, customers and markets.

Motto “Solutions for the sustainable mobility of tomorrow

“Solutions for the sustainable mobility of tomorrow” – this was the main theme of the first e-Mondays under new management, which took place last Monday in Munich’s Hofbräukeller. In his expert lecture, Dr. Julian Weber, Head of Innovation Projects E-Mobility at the BMW Group, reported on the experiences and results of the “Project i” of BMW AG. With over 250 registered guests, the first e-Monday of the new year achieved a record number of participants.

Although there are many good reasons to promote electromobility, ─”Reason alone will not drive the topic forward”, Dr. Weber opened his presentation to the more than 250 participants of the 32nd e-Mondays in Munich. According to Dr. Weber, the results of a survey conducted by “Project i”, which was launched in 2008, showed that enthusiasm and driving pleasure are the main factors for the success of electric vehicles.
In order to gain initial insights into the driving behavior of customers with electric vehicles, BMW converted a test fleet of minis into electric vehicles with a range of 150 kilometers. But “Conversion is a compromise, we’d rather do it right the first time,” was BMW’s conclusion.  The BWM i, which will be launched on the market at the end of 2013, will be a pure electric car with a passenger cell made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and an aluminum drive module that combines battery, drive and kinematics. Thanks to its lightweight construction, which – as Dr. Weber points out – is “one of the keys to greater range”, the BMW i saves weight and has almost a third more range than its predecessor ActiveE.

And BMW’s electric mobility concept goes even further: “The successful implementation of sustainable individual mobility requires more solutions than just a car,” Dr. Weber is convinced. This is why BMW’s “360° Electric” program aims to offer additional mobility services, such as a parking sharing concept or vouchers for the DriveNow car-sharing service for longer journeys. The pitch for the first e-Mondays in 2013 was taken over by Dr. Christoph Konetschny, Managing Director of the materialsgate office for materials and technology consulting, who gave an overview of innovative materials for mobility applications in his five-minute short presentation “Lightweight Construction: Material Impulses for Electromobility”.

New owner of the electric mobility network “e-Monday

The electromobility network “e-Monday”, founded 4 years ago, has a new owner. Effective immediately, MunichExpo GmbH – the organizer of the eCarTec trade fair – is running e-Monday UG as a subsidiary with limited liability, thus expanding its network of a technology and information platform for electromobility. Christina Mariel is the managing director.

“As the initiator of e-Mondays, I am very pleased that with MunichExpo GmbH, a competent industry expert has been found as the new owner,” explains Stefan Kasserra, previous owner and founder of e-Mondays, who will continue to be available to e-Monday as an advisor and moderator of the events. The trade magazine mobility2.0 will also support and accompany the industry meetings in future as a media partner.

Through the close cooperation with the two trade fairs eCarTec Munich and eCarTec Paris, e-Monday gains a strong partner to further increase the level of awareness and attractiveness of the network. Thus, the e-Monday, as an interdisciplinary networking and information event in the field of electromobility, will further expand its monthly industry meetings with national and international lectures and discussion panels. Events in other cities and other formats are also planned for the future.

“We are very pleased to be able to strengthen e-Monday through our large international network of the two trade fairs eCarTec Munich and eCarTec Paris,” said Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo GmbH.

“We have already collected many ideas on how we can use the synergies to further promote the establishment of e-Monday as a network and expert meeting place for all aspects of electromobility. We are also particularly pleased to receive suggestions and opinions from outside,” adds the new Managing Director, Christina Mariel.

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