ERS Conference 2019: Program Overview

Day 1: Tuesday 7th May

Moderator of Plenary Sessions: Urs Maier (Agora Verkehrswende)

09:30-10:45 Plenary Session 1: Setting the scene – ERS becomes reality

  • Stef Cornelis (Transport & Environment): How EU policies can drive ERS systems in Europe
  • Arnd Stephan (Technische Universität Dresden): Perspectives for electric road traffic – chances and challenges
  • Renato Mazzoncini (Politecnico Milano): The technical uptake of E-Highway concept in Italy

11:00-12:00 Welcome by Government representatives

  • Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Mattias Landgren, State Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure, Swedish Government Offices
  • Jens Deutschendorf, Secretary of State at the Hessen State Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing
  • Ferdinand Schöpp (Technische Universität Darmstadt): Electrified? – Right in the thick of things

13:00-14:30 Site Visit

13:15-14:30 Scientific Sessions

  • Interaction with energy system
  • Stakeholder / Acceptance

14:45-16:15 Site Visit

14:45-16:30 Scientific Sessions

  • Status of test tracks (planning / implementation)
  • Business models / framework conditions

16:30-18:00 Site Visit

16:30-18:00 Poster Session

17:00-17:45 Roundtable Discussions (17:30-18:15)

  • Standardization – hosted by Helena Andersson (Swedish Transport administration) and Michael Lehmann (Fachhochschule Erfurt)
  • Operator’s Perspectives – hosted by Tobias Bernecker (Hochschule Heilbronn) and Kristin Kahl (Contargo GmbH & Co. KG)

17:30-18:15 Roundtable Discussions

  • Road Administrations – hosted by Hans Säll (NCC) and Achim Reußwig (Hessen Mobil)
  • Public Awareness and Acceptance – hosted by Uta Burghard (Fraunhofer ISI) and Henner Weithöner (Freelance Journalist)
  • ERS: The first test tracks are in operation – which next steps have to follow? – hosted by Stef Cornelis (Transport & Environment) and Florian Hacker (Öko-Institut)

Conference Dinner 

Restaurant Druckwasserwerk, Rotfeder Ring 16, 60327 Frankfurt am Main

  • We provide a bus transfer from the conference venue HOLM to the restaurant. Busses depart between 18:00 and 18:30.
  • After dinner, we provide a bus transfer back to HOLM. On its way back to HOLM, the bus also stops nearby Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof / main station.
    The bus leaves at 22:30, 23:00 (2 busses), and 23:30. The bus stops for boarding in front of the restaurant – but only for a very short time. Please come in time and enter the bus quickly.
  • If you come / leave by public transport on your own:
    Next bus stop is “Heinrich-Hoffmann-Str.”
    Next local train (S-Bahn) station is “Galluswarte”

Day 2: Wednesday 8th May

09:00-10:15 Plenary Session 2: Broadening the horizon – Worldwide technology developments and demonstration projects

  • Suyash Singh (Grenovators Motor Work Pvt. Ltd.): Scope of ERS adoption as a futuristic electric mobility solution for India
  • Jianjun Zhang (Director of Technology Administration Division, Highway Department, Ministry of Transport, P.R. China): Current status and progress of Chinese Highways‘ Smart and Electric Transformation
  • Manfred Boltze (Technische Universität Darmstadt): Validators, Demonstrators, Facilitators – The Roles of eHighway Field Tests on the Way to Large-scale Implementation
  • Gereon Meyer (VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH): Progress in Electric Mobility Worldwide

10:30-12:00 Scientific Sessions

  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Simulations along test tracks

10:30-12:00 Site Visit

13:15-14:45 Scientific Sessions

  • New technologies beyond traditional ERS, OEM strategies
  • Large-scale implementation

13:15-14:45 Site Visit

15:00-16:15 Plenary Session 3: Launching large-scale implementations – What are next steps, what do we need?

  • Jan Pettersson (Swedish Transport Administration): Setting up a 20-30km ERS pilot in Sweden.
  • Panel discussion with Elna Holmberg (Volvo Group), Andrea Schoen (Schenker), Axel Hausen (EnBW) and Jan Pettersson (Swedish Transport Administration)
  • Reports from the roundtable discussions

16:15-17:00 Closing Plenary: Final remarks and invitation to ERS conference 2020