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Cities are running out of clean air. Therefore, it is time to get to work on new concepts. Among other things, in terms of mobility. One option presently under consideration is the use of e-vehicles – particularly within the commercial sector. However, for most small and medium-sized enterprises, the purchase of an electric vehicle is not within their budgets for financial reasons at present. In order to find a solution to this problem, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen is currently researching a practicable modular system for electric commercial vehicles.

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