e-Monday am 29. April 2013 in MunichMüller Ahlhorn
Munich | 04/06/2013
As usual, the next e-Monday will be dedicated to the topic of electromobility and will take place on April 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hofbräukeller at 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 given by Ben Kraaijenhagen, Head of Sales at MAN Truck & Bus AG, who will speak on the subject of “Does the eLKW have a future in the transport and logistics sector?”.
Of the e-Monday are Germany’s leading interdisciplinary network and information event on everything to do with electromobility for decision-makers from business, technology, science, and politics.
It takes place in cooperation with the eCarTec takes place 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-Monday 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, on the experiences and results of “Project i” at BMW AG. With over 250 registered guests, the first e-Monday of the new year achieved a record attendance.
Although there are many good reasons to promote electromobility, ─ “Reason alone will not drive the topic forward”, Dr. Weber gave his lecture to the more than 250 participants of the 32. e-Mondays in München. According to Dr. Weber survey results of the “Project i” launched in 2008 that for the success of electric vehicles, above all, enthusiasm and driving pleasure are in the foreground.
In order to gather initial knowledge about the driving behavior of customers with e-mobiles, 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 right away,” was BMW’s conclusion. The BWM i, which will be launched on the market at the end of 2013, is a pure electric car with a passenger cell made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and a drive module made of aluminum, in which the battery, drive, and kinematics are combined. The lightweight construction, which – like Dr. Weber makes it clear that “one of the keys to greater range” is that 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,” says Dr. Weber convinced. That is why BMW would like to offer additional mobility services with its “360 ° Electric” program, such as a park sharing concept or vouchers for the DriveNow car-sharing service for longer journeys. The pitch of the first e-Monday in 2013 was done by Dr. Christoph Konetschny, Managing Director of the materials gate office for material and technology consulting, who gave an overview of innovative materials for applications in the mobility sector in his five-minute short lecture “Lightweight construction: Material impulses for electromobility”.
New owner of the electromobility network “e-Monday”
The electromobility network “e-Monday” founded 4 years ago has a new owner. With immediate effect, MunichExpo GmbH – the organizer of the eCarTec trade fair – is running e-Monday UG limited liability as a subsidiary, thereby expanding its network of a technology and information platform for electromobility. Christina Mariel is responsible for the management.
“As the initiator of the e-Monday, I am very pleased that a competent industry expert has been found as the new owner in MunichExpo GmbH,” explains Stefan Kasserra, previous owner and founder of the e-Monday, who continues to be a Advisor and moderator of the events will be available. The trade magazine mobility2.0 will also support and accompany the industry meetings as a media partner in the future.
Thanks to the close cooperation with the two trade fairs eCarTec Munich and eCarTec Paris, e-Monday is gaining a strong partner to further increase the awareness and attractiveness of the network. As an interdisciplinary network and information event in the field of electromobility, e-Monday will continue to expand its monthly industry meetings with national and international specialist lectures and panel discussions. Events in other cities and other formats are also planned in the future.
“We are very pleased that we can 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 a lot of ideas on how we can use the synergies to further promote the establishment of the e-Mondays as a network and meeting of experts for everything to do with electromobility. We are particularly happy to receive suggestions and opinions from outside, ”adds the new managing director, Christina Mariel.