Value Preservation Scenarios for Urban Electromobility of Persons and Loads through Additive Manufacturing and Remanufacturing

  • Project no.351848
  • Duration 07/2019 - 06/2022

The aim of this project is the conception and pilot implementation of resource-efficient value preservation networks for the urban electromobility of the future. Through a demand-oriented analysis, local value preservation networks for components of urban electromobility will be tested including remanufacturing and additive manufacturing. Instead of the remanufacturing currently being carried out centrally by specialized companies, local remanufacturing can be made possible by including additive manufacturing.

The components of the means of transport (e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, etc.) are transferred from currently linear product life cycles into closed product cycles by additive remanufacturing. This leads to an increase in resource efficiency over the entire product life cycle and a decoupling of resource consumption and growing product demand. Economic and ecological analyses are necessary to evaluate this approach. Furthermore, it is necessary to adapt the conventional value chain to the changed framework conditions and to define necessary incentives and cooperations, especially with regard to a sharing economy, what should take place in this project.

A consortium of five project partners led by Fraunhofer IPA carries out the project. The Wuppertal Institute will be involved in environmental analyses, technology and component scoping as well as the development of business models for urban electromobility.

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