E-Mobility has a worldwide impact on individual traffic, environmental protection and the future organization of energy distribution. New automotive technologies offer many chances and challenges for the Bavarian economy. The Bavarian research cluster for e-mobility (FORELMO) aims at solving several extracted problems with the emphasis on electric motor, energy storage and power electronics. Whereat the overall focus is on the electrical drive chain in accordance with the existing research and industrial landscape in Bavaria. Research at the Institute of Automotive Technologies focuses on the sub-projects: “development of active battery-pack including battery management system”

Problem Statement

  • low range of electric vehicles
  • high dissipation loss in available electrical drive chains
  • few cross-links between different components
  • complex production processes
  • few adaption of industry based components to the automotive environment


  • research on drive chain components like battery pack and battery management system
  • identification of potential efficiency increases
  • realization of new functionalities
  • improvement of production processes
  • cross-linking of drive chain components
  • Analysis of  safety aspects


  • construction of prototypes and designing experiments
  • research on market available technologies
  • selection of suited technologies / development of new technologies
  • conduction of experiments (on test beds as well as vehicle tests)
  • comparison between conventional and new technologies


acadamical partners:
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie IISB, Erlangen/Nürnberg
  • Lehrstuhl für Fahrzeugtechnik, TU München (TUM-FTM)
  • Lehrstuhl für Elektrische Energiespeichertechnik, TU München (TUM-EES)
  • Fakultät Elektrotechnik Feinwerktechnik Informationstechnik, Georg-Simon-Ohm-Hochschule Nürnberg (GSO-EFI)
  • Technologiezentrum Energie, Hochschule Landshut, Professur für Elektrische Energiespeicher (FHL-EE)
industrial partners: 
  • EPCOS AG, München FMS Systemtechnik GmbH, Kraiburg am Inn
  • IAV GmbH, München
  • Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg
  • LION Smart GmbH, Frieding
  • Modelon GmbH, Gilching Süd-Chemie AG, Moosburg
  • TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH, Garching