Electric mobility is a topic of highly strategic relevance for the Federal Republic of Germany. The Federal Government’s National Development Plan for Electric Mobility of August 2009 says, “Germany needs to become the lead market for electric mobility and needs to hold the leading role of science as well as of the automotive industry and its components suppliers to stand its ground in the international competition”. The goal is to advance research and development as well as market preparation and market launch of battery-electric driven vehicles in Germany.
The ‘Exzellenzzentrum für Batteriezellen an der Technischen Universität München’ (Centre of Excellence for Battery-cells at the Technischen Universität München) covers the complete process chain of the manufacturing of high-capacity electrical energy storage systems in one competence centre. It links the scientific and technical fields of chemistry, physics, electrical and mechanical engineering interdisciplinarily at one site. The project of ExZellTUM focuses on the optimization of existent products and manufacturing processes as well as on the development of novel systems for future electrical energy storages.
The ‘Lehrstuhl für Elektrische Energiespeichertechnik‘ (Institute for Electrical Energy Storage Technology; EES) forms the centre of competence in material innovations for industry and society (WING) in cooperation with the ‘Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften’ (Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management) as well as with the ‘Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektrochemie’ (Chair of Technical Electrochemistry) and the ‘Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz’ (Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz). The EES brings its expertise and interests of research in cell design and cell development as well as in formation and test strategies into the project by its specialist teams for simulation and cell aging.
This research project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework concept "excellence and technological implementation of battery research - (ExcellentBattery)" (grant number 03X4633A) and cared by Project Management Jülich. The responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the author.