In June, representatives of the EEBUS initiative met in Cologne for the first e-mobility Plugfest to test the state of development of their respective devices live. A Plugfest is a bit like a LAN party for developers. In Cologne, the specific focus was on interactions between the charging station, electric vehicle and energy management system.
The e-miglia got underway on August 13 in Munich, traveling over Mt. Grossglockner to Bozen through the Engadin valley and onto St. Moritz. This year, two teams from energiebau, the photovoltaics wholesaler based in Cologne, were once again among the 20 cars in the driver field. In addition to the two-time e-miglia winner Tim Ruhoff and his co-pilot this year Anna Baumeister, a newcomer team consisting of co-pilot Sabine Kress (Öko-Haus) and pilot Christian Minor (NaturEnergieLaden) started in a second Tesla vehicle. This time, the teams faced stronger international competition – among others, Alessandro De Guglielmo from Switzerland who entered the race in the Lampo3 futuristic E-sports car.