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komDRIVE - electric potential of commerical vehicle fleets as decentralised energy source for urban distribution grids


The project komDrive is a three years lasting research activity, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The project investigates the electrification potential of fleets in the sector of commercial transport as a decentralized resource of energy in urban power grids. The research activities mainly focus the impacts on power grids, their management and ecological consequences.

Under the project leadership of Dr. - Ing. Wulf-Holger Arndt, the CTS [ZTG] is responsible for the analysis of user behavior and preferences regarding the use of electrically driven commercial fleets. The CTS team, moreover, investigates the induced changes of local emissions in the urban environment that occur as a consequence out of the engine technology change of commercial fleets.



Scientific assistants

Student assistants

Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)


9.2013 - 7.2016

Cooperation partners

  • Department of Land and Sea Transport Systems, Motor Vehicle Technology, TU Berlin
  • Department of Energy and Automation Technology, Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy (SENSE), TU Berlin
  • Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Project results

The results of the project are summarized in the conclusion publication "KomDRIVE – to electrification potential of commercial motor vehicle fleets in the trade as decentralized energy resources in urban distributed networks “, edited by Wulf-Holger Arndt, Norman Döge (both ZTG) and Stefanie Marker (department FVB) published in the university press TU Berlin in December 2016, 260 pages, ISBN –  under the title „978-3-7983-2801-3

DOI – http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-4984 (Open Access)


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