A refurbished “Schwalbe” motorcycle now fitted with an electric motor instead of a combustion engine
A definitely fancy-looking, foldable e-bike made for easy storage in a car trunk to cover ‘the last mile’
As many car manufactures, VW started dabbling in electric mobility in the 1970s, during the oil crisis.
A lightweight prototype designed for fuel efficiency. The XL1 only needs 0,9 l/100 km and, as a hybrid plug-in, can drive up to 35 km solely powered by electric motors.
While sustainable mobility must include a wide range of approaches, using electric drives instead of combustion engines must be an important component.
Therefore, we started exploring the issue during a tour through the e-mobility exhibition in the Volkswagen transparent factory. Highlights were the e-bikes or pedelecs – there are already millions on the road… and also the electric scooters on show.
Later on, we will explore other ingredients for more sustainable mobility during lectures and excursions with Prof. Udo Becker and his colleagues from the chair of transport ecology at TU Dresden.
On May 4th our group, the EM-39 course, headed to Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (DVB) for learning on how they manage the public transport in Dresden sustainably. DVB is an integrated public transport company in Dresden which services for half a million passengers. In the central operational unit of DVB Mr. Winfried Ölmann and his colleagues warmly welcomed us and explained the companys operation system, service system, information system as well as communication methods regarding the public transport in Dresden. DVB operates the public transportation with three pillars of sustainable management: ecology, economy and society.
Presentation on how the company sustainably manages the public transport in Dresden.
The control center with modern equipmentsto communite with the conductors.
Group photo in a tram of DVB.
Report by Su Mon Myint (Myanmar)
Mobility is crucial for achieving overall sustainability. The topic is therefore covered intensively as part of the module ‘sustainable urban and regional development’. We started with an introduction by Prof. Udo Becker from the chair of transport ecology of TU Dresden and some guidelines on how to council municipalities with regard to walking and cycling by Dr. Thilo Becker. Then some hands-on experience followed right away – check some impressions below. Click on the pictures to see the explanations.
Starting off from the CIPSEM premises (picture: Anna)
… full speed ahead.
Optionally, participants could join by car and meet with the cyclists during the explanation stops.
First stop close to the important cycling route in “Großer Garten”. Yes, it’s scenic, too!
Explanations by Thilo Becker on facilitating cycling and pedestrian mobility in residential areas.
Crossing residential areas.
Transport psychologist Angela Francke is one of the two guides on this excursion.
Approaching the well-frequented cycle path along the Elbe river.
Shedding light on the situation for cyclists and pedestrians on one of the bridges.
One of the advantages of the cycling path: the scenery.
Very scenic indeed.
Photos by Dulip Somirathna and Angela Francke, unless otherwise mentioned.