Electric Mobility Guides


Think Big – Start Small

Streetscooter the e-mobility success story

If an idea doesn't sound absurd at the beginning, then it doesn't have a chance.

Albert Einstein


Think Big – Start Small

Book Think – Big Start Small Copyright: © Springer

People love to challenge ideas at the start. The makers of StreetScooter approached things differently: they challenged the status quo they were presented with instead. In their view, the convenctional process of innovation and developing new, sustainable products was too much complicated and too expensive. In the automobile industry, this takes many years and costs billions.The rapid development of an unusual company emerging from the RWTH Aachen University and now part of Deutsche Post DHL demonstrates how a radically different innovative thinking leads to affordable functionality. It is an electric mobility success story about a vehicle that is customized, economic, ecological, flexible, safe, and reliable.

The authors

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Kampker, Founder of StreetScooter GmbH, PEM chair holder
  • Jürgen Gerdes, Member of the Executive Board at Deutsche Post AG
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Schuh, Holder of the Chair for Production Engineering at Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen

Web links




White Paper LIB x Production as a Service

Manufacturing of Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Components

Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Production Process

Battery Module and Pack Assembly

Production of All-Solid-State Battery Cells

Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries


Fuel Cell

Production of Fuel Cell Systems (German)

Production of Fuel Cell Components


Electric Motor

Electric Motor Production – The Value Chain in The Area of Conflict Between Market Pull and Technology Push (German)

Production Process of a Hairpin Stator (German)

Production Process of a Continuous Hairpin Stator (German)

Rotor Production Processes (German)


Other Publications

White Paper: Strategies for Achieving Emissions Targets in the Commercial Vehicle Sector (German)

Battery Monitor 2022

Battery Monitor 2021 (German)

PEM/DEKRA: Lithium-Ion Battery Testing (German)

Info on the Consortium Study "Handling of Batteries in the Production and Logistics Environment" (German)

Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Production (German)

Battery Pack Assembly (German)

PEM/VDMA: Study on Cell Production (German)

Article in "Discover Germany" (April 2016)