EFA 2014 – Energy-efficient Driving EFA 2014 Phase II

[Translate to Englisch:] EFA 2014 - Energieeffizientes Fahren 2014

Fifteen partners of the German automotive industry, several research institutions as well as the Saxon state capital Dresden have formed a consortium in order to enhance the range of electric vehicles through intelligent, anticipatory energy management in the next two years.

The aim of the joint project "Energy-efficient Driving 2014 Phase 2" – EFA 2014/2 – is the increase of the range of electric vehicles by up to 15 percent. The research project builds on the results of its predecessor "EFA 2014 Phase 1", in which similar measures over the past two years have reached fuel savings of up to ten percent in conventionally driven vehicles. The new project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the framework of the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) of the Federal Government with around ten million Euros.

The increase of the range shall be achieved through the collaboration of various concepts for the decrease of the energy consumption: The innovative measures are based, on the one hand, on the networking of the electric vehicle with its environment: A communication interface between the electric vehicles and the urban traffic control centres shall enable a particularly smooth ride through the city centres. This networking is tested in the framework of this funding project at the location Dresden.

On the other hand, the intelligent networking of energy consumers in the vehicle shall provide an additional increase of the electric range: Sensors for the environmental sensing, like cameras or the navigation map, provide information about the current and coming driving situation. The networking of this sensors with energy consumers, such as heating or avionics, ensure that energy is only consumed as needed, according to the necessity in the particular driving situation.

The project also covers the development of an innovative component in the field of thermal management and electrical energy on-board supply system. These components will be customised designed for the possibilities of the forward-looking energy management, in order to also achieve saving effects in manufacturing costs.

[Translate to Englisch:] BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung


  • City of Dresden
  • Daimler AG
  • BMW Group
  • Bosch
  • Continental AG
  • Hella
  • ELMOS Semiconductor AG
  • FKFS Stuttgart
  • ZAE Bayern
  • REO AG
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • metaio GmbH


April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014

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