6th CVC network meeting presents results of the joint project "WaVe" - hydrogen-based drive system for commercial vehicles


On December 7, 2023, the sixth network meeting of the joint project "WaVe" took place at our institute, where the speakers presented exclusive insights into the comprehensive results of the research project. The aim of the "WaVe" joint project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, is to develop a hydrogen-based drive system for commercial vehicles in the medium-duty range. This drive system is being tested in field trials using various demonstrators, including a UNIMOG and a tracked vehicle. At the heart of the drive system is a new type of hydrogen combustion engine, which is supplemented with all the system components required for operation.

Mr. Geisler from Daimler Truck AG presented the first hydrogen-powered UNIMOG demonstrator with road approval and a successful mower test. Dr. Motsch-Eichmann from the Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials presented the tank system developed as part of the joint project. Dr. Bauer from ITK Engineering GmbH reported on the challenges and solutions in the development of safety concepts for the hydrogen-powered UNIMOG and tracked vehicle demonstrators.

UNIMOG in action: https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/rheinland-pfalz/wasserstoffmotor-unimog-tu-kaiserslautern-100.html

Alternative drive, 07.12.2023, 19:30, SWR Aktuell Rheinland-Pfalz in SWR RP (in German)

The network meeting offered participants the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in the field of hydrogen-based drive systems for commercial vehicles and to exchange ideas with leading experts in this field.

Further information can be found on the website of the joint project "WaVe": https://wave.cvc-suedwest.com/en/english/

Or directly on our website: https://www.ivw.uni-kl.de/en/projects/wave


Dr.-Ing. Nicole Motsch-Eichmann
Competence Field: Design of Composite Structures

Tel. 0631 2017 423
E-Mail: nicole.motsch@ivw.uni-kl.de

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