E-Motion is a German research project aiming to organize mobility in motorized passenger and freight traffic in Germany more energy-efficient. Exemplarily, we consider the fields of air traffic and railway traffic. Mathematical analysis and optimization of fundamental planning steps deliver the tools to investigate the energy-efficiency of the two means of transport in order to recognize and to make full use of the potentials - within each means of transport as well as in their interconnection.

E-Motion adresses an optimized choice of flight routes to minimize fuel consumption and emissions in air traffic and an optimal energy management in railway traffic. For the latter, we enable a significant reduction of energy consumption and energy cost by an optimized routing and and optimized schedules. Furthermore, we investigate the optimal expansion of transfer capacities from road to rail.

E-Motion is sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research.

The participating research facilities are the Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB), the Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg (HSU), the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina Braunschweig (TUB), the Technical University Chemnitz (TUC), the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Supply Chain Services (SCS).

Our industry partners are Lufthansa Systems AGDeutsche Bahn Mobility Logistics AG and Kombiverkehr GmbH & Co. KG.