Vodafone helps e.GO to radically reduce the cost and risk of electric car manufacturing
Professor Günther Schuh, who media sometimes characterise as Germany’s answer to Elon Musk, wants to create more affordable electric vehicles. My team has been working with him, designing a factory that helps to reduce the cost of getting more environmentally responsible vehicles to market.
Production of e.GO Life 60 will start in the new ‘Industry 4.0’ factory in Aachen, Germany in 2020. Picture rights: e.GO
Günther’s company, e.GO was founded out of RWTH Aachen University in 2015 where he was vice-rector for Industry and Business Relations. By then he had already developed an electric delivery van, StreetScooter, a company that was bought by Deutsche Post in 2014.
Thanks to an array of StreetScooter vehicles and some 12,000 e-bikes and e-trikes, Deutsche Post DHL Group today operates the largest electric fleet in Germany. Picture rights: Deutsche Post
300 e.GO employees currently work on the university’s campus while they develop a new assembly plant – due to open in 2020 - for the new e.GO Life 60 series.