Auto supplier Rehau AG has entered into a strategic partnership with e.GO Mobile AG for the development of new, affordable electric vehicles.
The objective of the partnership, in which Rehau cooperates with other contributors, including the RWTH Aachen, Germany, campus, is the further development of the e.GO project and a planned cooperation on the e.GO Mover model.
The Mover is an expandable and deployable minibus, which can be equipped both for local public transport as well as for private and commercial transport use.
"The e.GO Mover will also be able to be equipped with assistant and autonomous driving functions," according to Günther Schuh, professor for machine construction in Aachen.
A first test fleet has been scheduled for July 2018.
According to Markus Grundmann, chairman of Rehau Automotive, the company's know-how will cover “the entire value chain of the classic automotive supplier company."
Also commenting on the project, Stefan Girschik, Deputy CEO of the Rehau Group, said the project involved many trends including e-mobility, autonomous driving, Industry 4.0 and individualization.
"This fits in perfectly with our self-image of actively helping to shape the future of mobility as an experienced material specialist and innovative technology expert," said Girschik.