With all kinds of pioneering projects, Leipzig and the surrounding region stand for innovation, providing important impetus for the automotive industry’s transformation towards greater sustainability, responsibility and manageability for the end consumer.
Sicharge D: The fast-charging station for electric cars
Together with Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK
), Siemens has developed a model for fast-charging stations for electric cars that has been delivered to customers in 38 countries.
In June 2023, the 1,000th charging station produced in Leipzig was handed over to the public utility company Stadtwerke Leipzig. Siemens is now planning to further expand production capacity for the lightning-fast chargers in Leipzig. Several thousand units of the Sicharge D system will then be produced each year.
The “Future Parking” and “Mobility – Leipzig in Transition” projectsFuture Parking
brings a new flexibility to parking by wirelessly locating available spaces indoors. The project, financed by the Free State of Saxony
with EU funding, is investigating robust positioning methods in challenging environments such as multi-storey car parks. These methods will enable precise localisation and navigation and help to overcome logistical challenges and provide networked services in the city of Leipzig. As part of the project, the partners are working to develop a wireless sensor network (WSN) and an environmental radar system.
The pilot project Mobility – Leipzig in Transition (MoLeWa) focuses on alternative production processes and drive systems to meet the requirements of the energy transition and the goal of climate neutrality. The project is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
to the tune of 6 million euros and is the result of a strong partnership between various stakeholders. Besides the Automotive Cluster Ostdeutschland (ACOD), these include the City of Leipzig’s Office for Economic Development, the IG Metall trade union, the University of Leipzig
and Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce.