23.11.2018

Germany promotes electric mobility in Mexico

 An article about our work in Mexico has been published in the Automotive News Mexico:

Within the framework of the program "Fit 4 E-Mobility" the German consultant PEM Mexico supports automotive companies and emerging Mexican companies interested in the development of electric mobility projects with specialized consulting.

Where the automotive industry is so strongly represented, electromobility will become increasingly important in the near future," says Peter Niesing, manager of the consulting firm in Mexico, "Fit 4 E-Mobility" is intended to ensure that Mexican automotive companies will, over time, follow the current trend towards electromobility, as this will not only bring changes in the vehicle itself, but also in production. "The project wants companies to analyze, understand and learn how to use their own competencies to prepare for changes in the automotive market," Niesing told Automotive News Mexico, adding that the new structures in the value chain require a shift in roles between suppliers, OEMs and the presence of completely new players. The program is aimed at companies in the sector based in Mexico that want to develop their potential, but also at companies that are not yet active in the automotive industry, but that want to find out whether they can establish themselves as new players in the electromobility market.

PEM Mexico was founded two years ago in San Luis Potosi at the invitation of one of its partners, the Raven Group, and has been involved in various projects, such as training the employees of a German OEM to open its plant or developing an electric vehicle with Mexican partners.PEM was founded from the university environment of the Technical University of Aachen in Germany to promote the development of emerging companies with a focus on electric mobility projects. Among the success stories in which it has participated are StreetScooter, producer of electric delivery vans for DHL and other logistics companies, e.Go Mobile AG, which manufactures private electric vehicles for urban mobility, and VeloCity, which has developed a rental system for electric bicycles that is already in operation in Germany. PEM will offer the "Fit 4 E-Mobility" program permanently to automotive companies and emerging Mexican companies (and companies worldwide) with support by consultants in Mexico and Germany.


20.11.2018

Start-up presentation: BETTERFLOW

BETTERFLOW, a young company from Aachen and our project partner, had the opportunity to present its products and vision at the 5P Investors Day.

The BETTERFLOW team recognized that the energy balance of many commercial vehicles is very bad due to the high air resistance. Since 2014, the company has been developing products that optimize the aerodynamics of semitrailers. The BETTERFLOW rear wing system, which can already be ordered, enables a significant reduction in diesel consumption and thus a reduction in CO2 emissions and costs. The air resistance of the vehicles will be further improved by the introduction of further add-on parts in 2019. BETTERFLOW uses the entire aerodynamic potential of the trucks.


15.11.2018

Start-up presentation: REAC Energy

Our project partner REAC Energy presented its StreamCube at the 5P Investors Day.
StreamCube is a patented unique and revolutionary concept to harvest energy from ultra-low-head rivers and tidal ranges at lowes cost per kWh, down to 8ct per kWh.
REAC wants to offer a predictable base load, fish friendliness and the modular plug-and-play approach.