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His dissertation deals with e-mobility and the required charging infrastructure. Using a newly developed methodological approach, a software tool has been created that enables the calculation of charging point, power and energy requirements under freely selectable boundary conditions. This is based on comprehensive mobility behavior data from Austrian vehicle users, real driving energy consumption and the forecast for the fleet development of battery-electric vehicles. The calculated performance and required charging points are used to investigate the effects on various local distribution grid models and to estimate the set-up costs of the charging points. The results of the study so far were published at the 40th International Vienna Motor Symposium 2019, one of the world's leading events of this kind.

In addition to the development of new methods and findings with regard to e-mobility, the cooperation between the automotive and the energy sector was also in the foreground. The combination of these sectors is of highest importance for the successful implementation of e-mobility. Due to the intensive cooperation between the Institute of Powertrains and Automotive Technology (IFA) and the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives (ESEA), this study successfully combined the aspects and methods of both sectors.