Adaptive City Mobility – e-Taxi für die Innenstadt

The increasing inner-city individual traffic leads to an increasing traffic load and contradicts the idea of sustainability. Motivated by this, a vehicle should be designed and developed to fit the requirements of a sustainable mobility concept.


In the Ramp-Up Factory, 6 ACM eTaxis were manufactured, assembled and commissioned as pilot vehicles. Homologation and approval of the lightweight vehicles of vehicle class L7E, which can be flexibly adapted to the different requirements for sharing and logistics vehicles as well as driving services, took place. In addition, a battery swap system was developed to increase the usage time and range per vehicle and intelligent networking of the ACM City eFLEET. The adaptive approach (e.g., removable rear seats) and electrification of urban traffic can reduce traffic density, parking time, CO2 emissions, noise pollution, and operating costs, thus relieving inner cities and increasing the quality of life for residents without limiting individual mobility.

Our team implemented new production engineering approaches, such as assembly and adjustment standards with flexible production. The Ramp-Up Factory provided the basis for agile prototype and demonstrator construction. On the one hand, machines such as the portal milling machine and the thermoforming line were used to produce body components made of carbon or plastic, and on the other hand, the vehicle assembly lines were used to assemble the vehicles.

Through the successful homologation and approval of the pilot vehicles, we further expanded our competencies and expertise in the development of novel vehicle concepts, especially in the small vehicle class L7E.