23 October 2014
eCarTec Awards 2014, Munich, Germany
Munich, 21. October 2014: TUM CREATE emerged as a winner at the Forum of the eCarTec Munich 2014 Electric Mobility Trade Fair, Germany’s largest trade fair for Electric Vehicle. At eCarTec 2014, Assistant Secretary Dr. Bernhard Schwab – Office Chief of the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology – in representation of Bavarian`s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology Ilse Aigner, together with the moderator Jan Stecker and the organizer of eCarTec Munich Robert Metzger, handed in the eCarTec Award as the Bavarian State Award for electric mobility.
The prize was awarded this year in the six categories “Electric Vehicle” , “Energy & Infrastructure”, “Energy Storage”, “Powertrain & Electronics”, “Product Concept / Vision” and “Sustainable Mobility Concept” and comes with 10,000 EUR prize per category .
TUM CREATE was announced as the winner for the “Product Concept/Vision” category, coming out tops for its revolutionary concept on EVA, the first electric taxi that was designed and built for tropical megacities. TUM CREATE is the only winner that has its base outside of German soil, since it is a daughter group of Technische Universitaet Muenchen’s (TUM) Singapore branch campus – TUM Asia – in 2010. TUM CREATE is funded by the National Research Foundation Singapore, and is a joint partnership between TUM and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
“Electric mobility is one of the major subjects of our time. With the Bavarian electric mobility strategy, the state government wants to expand the leading role of the Economic- and Technological reputation of Bavaria and to further develop Electric Mobility as a pioneering and environmentally friendly technology. Therefore, the eCarTec Award will be offered this year too, as the Bavarian State Award for electric mobility”, said Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Bernhard Schwab.
Winners of the awards:
All winners of the eCarTec Awards as well as this year’s nominees for each Category are presented in detail online at http://www.ecartec.de/ecartec-munich/awards/ecartec-award/
About the eCarTec Munich 2014
From 21 to 23 October 2014, the eCarTec Munich holds its 6th International Trade Fair for Electric- & Hybrid Mobility takes place on the area of Trade Fair Munich (Messe München).
With its key aspects “Powertrain & Electronics”, “Energy & Infrastructure”, “Energy Storage” and “Electric Vehicles”, the special shows “eBikeTec” and “Mobility Concepts” and the parallel trade fairs “sMove360°-Connected Drive” and MATERIALICA 2014 as Lightweight Design for New Mobility, eCarTec Munich, is the world’s largest trade fair for electric & hybrid mobility that covers the complete range in this subject area.
On the eCarLiveDrive – in- and out-door test track – visitors of the eCarTec Munich 2014 trade fair have the opportunity to admire a wide variety of electric vehicles in action or to even to drive the cars yourself. Another highlight of the eCarTec Munich 2014 is the top-class two-day eCarTec Congress as well as the presentation of the eCarTec Awards 2014 as Bavarian State Award for Electric & Hybrid mobility. More information can be found at at www.ecartec.de
*Information for this article was taken from http://www.ecartec.de/fileadmin/Presse/Presseinformation_Preisverleihung_eCarTec_Award_2014.pdf