Eco-Mobility 2019


The 14th International A3PS Conference

Eco-Mobility 2019
Diverse Powertrain Concepts
for a carbon-neutral future

took place on 14 and 15 November 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

We would like to thank all participants and guests and especially all speakers and exhibitors who contributed to the success of Eco-Mobility 2019!

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More than 100 participants on 2 conference days
4 international keynote presentations from politics, industry and R&D institutions

16 specialist presentations in 4 sessions:

  • Advanced Combustion Engines & Fuels
  • Battery Electric Vehicles
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen
  • Advanced Vehicle Concepts
plenary discussion with keynote speakers and specialists
exhibition of vehicles, components and posters
networking, Social Evening with art exhibition (Martina Reinhart), live band and wine tasting (Weingut Kitla)

The conference provided an overview on key technologies to provide a carbon-neutral future. The discussion about whether we need to keep on promoting diverse powertrain concepts or better focus on one technology led to the conclusion that we really need all technologies but select the best technology solution for different application cases.

The specialist presentations showed that we already have a lot of great technology available but now have to apply all these technologies. This won’t happen fast enough without political actions.

For details please refer to the conference programme (download pdf) and the presentation slides (see below)

Summary of Eco-Mobility 2019

Day 1

Andreas Dorda opened the 14th A3PS-conference on behalf of BMVIT and pointed out the importance of A3PS for Austria’s automotive competitiveness.

Christof Schernus introduced us the E-VOLVE Cluster: The Cluster consists of 6 projects and aims to maximize dissemination, exploitation and impact. After Prof. Ahn showed us in detail Korea’s ambitious R&D and market trends on BEVs and FCEVs, Gorazd Lampic impressively explained us how in-wheel powertrains may reduce the cost of electric vehicles.

The Technical Session “Advanced Combustion Engines and Fuels” (Chair: Peter Prenninger) focused on CO2/GHG emission reduction via electrification and hybridization while maintain the fun-to-drive, low-cost and user acceptance.

In the Technical Session “Battery Electric Vehicles” (Chair: Andreas Eilenberger) besides the vehicle itself the demand and cost of infrastructure for EVs, battery production and – as an aspect which seems to have been not considered enough until now – battery recycling, especially in case of damaged and probably hazardous BEV-waste.

Social Evening

Besides networking the evening allowed us to bridge technology with art and culture. Many thanks to Dr. Martina Reinhart ( for the art exhibition at the social evening and also to our great jazz quartett and to Florian Kitla ( for the great wine tasting event.

Day 2

Roland Fortenbach opened the second day of our conference by reminding us on the importance of Powerfuels to reach climate targets. He expects a diversity of powertrains and fuels in the future.

In the Technical Session “Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen” (Chair: Alexander Trattner) FCEVs were discussed as a solution for long-distance demands and large engines, where BEVs have their limitation. Sustainable hydrogen production options and well-to-wheel potentials of H2-FCEVs were presented, too.

The last Technical Session “Advanced Vehicle Concepts” (Chair: Bernhard Brandstätter) provided us insights in highly innovative concepts such as light weight components produced by wire based technology and temperature controlled city logistics for the transportation of temperature sensible goods such as food or pharmaceutics. We learned about the eHighway as a feasible solution to electrify heavy duty trucks and about Rosenbauer’s Concept Fire Truck which is going to be tested soon in model regions before serial production will start in 2022.

The conference was completed with a plenary discussion, moderated by Walter Böhme, with Jin-Woo Ahn, Stefan Deix, Andreas Dorda, Christof Schernus, Jürgen Rechberger and Michael Friedmann on the stage.

Key learnings:

  • Component development and integration is not sufficient; we need to look at the entire chain/situation from the cradle to the grave including recycling and second life!
  • There is a lack in the education of good skilled people regarding future challenges. Academic and industry has to focus on a more application oriented education regarding future trends, e.g. fuel cell stack development, battery production issues, etc.
  • For fast implementation of sustainable technologies, policy makers are addressed to act with funding support since these technologies are not (yet) competitive due to higher costs!


Schedule and Programme

Day 1 (14 Nov, Thursday) Day 2 (15 Nov, Friday)

from politics, industry
and R&D institutions

Session 3
Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen

Specialist Presentations

Session 1
Advanced Combustion Engine and Fuels

Specialist Presentations

Session 4
Advanced Vehicle Concepts

Specialist Presentations

Session 2
Battery Electric Vehicles

Specialist Presentations

Plenary discussion
Social Evening
Networking with participants, speakers, exhibitors


The Eco-Mobility 2019 also featured an exhibition of vehicles, components and posters, open on both days.

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Gironcoli-Kristall, Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Vienna, Austria




General Chairs: DI Hanno Miorini, Dr. Michael Nöst
Programme Chair: DI Wolfgang Wimmer
Committee:    Dr. Christian Chimani, Dr. Andreas Dorda, DI Roland Hintringer, DI Wolfgang Kriegler,
DI Hanno Miorini, Dr. Michael Nöst, Dr. Reinhard Pfliegl, DI Thomas Uitz


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Day 1

Conference Opening (2019-11-14)

Keynotes Day 1 (2019-11-14)

The E-VOLVE Cluster of EU H2020 Projects – Innovative Electric Vehicles and Components

R&D and market trends in Korean EV industry

Can in-wheel powertrains reduce the cost of EVs?

Gorazd Lampic // Elaphe

Advanced Combustion Engines and Fuels (2019-11-14)

Powertrain transformation - CO2 reduction meets fun-to-drive

Harald Naunheimer // Magna Powertrain

Electrified drivetrains for non road machinery

Josef Ratzinger // TU Graz (IVT)

On road emissions of NH3, NO and NO2 of Euro 6c and Euro 6dtemp vehicles

Bernhard Lechner // Virtual Vehicle

Hybridisation efforts within EU project ADVICE: high efficiency, low cost

Bernhard Brandstätter // ADVICE Consortium

Battery Electric Vehicles (2019-11-14)

eCULT - a lightweight and affordable 48V urban vehicle

Martin Gossar // FH Joanneum

Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles: demand, cost and impact on the energy supply in Austria by 2030

Thomas Bruckmüller // TU Wien (IFA)

Trends and future technologies for xEV: the perspective of the battery system

Gernot Kraberger // Samsung SDI

Li-Ion-battery recycling - from research idea to industrial plant solution

Day 2

Keynotes Day 2 (2019-11-15)

Powerfuels: A necessary contribution to CO2-free mobility

Roland Fortenbach // Bosch

Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen (2019-11-15)

Advanced fuel cell systems for transport applications

Jürgen Rechberger // AVL

Well-to-Wheel potentials of H2-mobility

Patrick Pertl // HyCentA

WIVA P&G Energy model region

Horst Steinmüller // WIVA P&G / JKU Linz

HyStORM - sustainable, decentralized hydrogen generation and storage

Sebastian Bock // TU Graz (CEET)

Advanced Vehicle Concepts (2019-11-15)

Wire based additive manufacturing of Al- and Mg-based light weight components

Christian Chimani // AIT

Cooperative cooling systems for sustainable & emission-free temperature-controlled city logistics

Dominik Radler // PRODUCTBLOKS

Catenary electrification of heavy road freight: a rationale and a path forward

Gerrit Stumpe // Siemens Mobility

Engineered for the future – the Concept Fire Truck

Michael Friedmann // Rosenbauer