FEV, a key international service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software, has established a new business unit, FEV Energy. From generation to transport and storage to the use of green energy, FEV will offer services from a single source for the entire value chain in the future.
With its new FEV Energy business unit, FEV is transferring its expertise in the use of alternative energies and drive trains from the mobility sector to the energy sector and industry in order to drive forward their defossilisation.
Dr Benedikt Heuser, Group Director Energy, FEV Group explained that, "The new FEV Energy business unit ideally complements the existing business areas of our company."
In the automotive sector, the development and integration of bidirectional charging management (BCM) is a promising new area. For this purpose, FEV is developing, for example, smart control strategies for energy management in domestic and industrial environments and for intelligent charging and discharging of connected vehicle batteries.
In the first step, FEV Energy is focusing on business models that can be realised quickly with its existing development and testing expertise. These include energy audits, testing and development of fuel cell cogeneration plants and electrolysers, development of mobile charging and refueling infrastructures, and simulation and project planning of power-to-X applications.