When Dominik Ashkar was in 2017 in the time of the foun­da­tion, it was not yet clear which path he would one day take with his com­pa­ny. Because the ini­tial idea of build­ing a net­work of garages for elec­tric vehi­cles turned into a new con­cept with­in a year. In 2018, he began to make indi­vid­ual con­ver­sions and he rec­og­nized a gap in the mar­ket of com­mer­cial cars — away from the com­bus­tion engine and towards the elec­tric dri­ve. With the “HEERO”, a trans­porter mod­el was cre­at­ed that is based on a Mer­cedes Sprint­er and this is now a mobile pow­er­house for greater ranges.

What was the start-up phase like and how was the imple­men­ta­tion of the plan?

We ini­tial­ly start­ed with the idea of set­ting up a work­shop net­work for elec­tric vehi­cles, but I also felt the ambi­tion to scale up my project. The new chal­lenge was now to design the hard­ware and soft­ware our­selves through­out and to mar­ket every­thing autonomous­ly. Becom­ing an Orig­i­nal Equip­ment Man­u­fac­tur­er for all rel­e­vant elec­tri­cal com­po­nents was the big goal, and that’s where we are today with the HEERO in first place.

Which devel­op­ments will have the great­est impact on elec­tro­mo­bil­i­ty and its users?

Eco­log­i­cal sus­tain­abil­i­ty plays a role today for fleet oper­a­tors. In close inter­ac­tion with eco­nom­ic effi­cien­cy, the way for­ward here is elec­tri­fi­ca­tion. That is why we at E‑Works Mobil­i­ty are not only active in the field of com­po­nent man­u­fac­tur­ing. We also offer our cus­tomers a fleet analy­sis with a cal­cu­la­tion that allows a deep assess­ment of the sit­u­a­tion. This includes telem­at­ics solu­tions to be able to illus­trate the aspects of dri­ving behav­ior, safe­ty and the eco­log­i­cal-eco­nom­ic conditions.

Any­one who builds high-per­for­mance com­po­nents also needs employ­ees who pre­cise­ly imple­ment the asso­ci­at­ed require­ments. What job val­ues and val­ue devel­op­ments does E‑Works see at the deci­sive positions?

E‑Works still have the spe­cial flair of a start-up com­pa­ny. In addi­tion to the typ­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, our moti­vat­ed employ­ees work accord­ing to their very own strengths. But we want to offer even more. That is why we are also look­ing for trainees in var­i­ous tech­ni­cal and com­mer­cial areas, as well as soft­ware devel­op­ers who are ready to take on the great chal­lenge of the grow­ing e‑mobility market.

What par­al­lels or inter­sec­tions do you see between E‑Works and Solarnative?

We are clear­ly unit­ed by our enthu­si­asm for new tech­nolo­gies. In addi­tion, there is a con­sen­sus about the opti­miza­tion of mobil­i­ty in this cen­tu­ry and the democ­ra­ti­za­tion of the ener­gy mar­ket. With this shared verve, we are boost­ing trans­port vehi­cles and Solar­na­tive the roofs with their microinverters.

Foto: © Markus Bolsinger

PV system installation

Pri­vate­ly used PV sys­tems are becom­ing increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar. The order for a PV sys­tem instal­la­tion involves a num­ber of tasks for you as an installer: The sys­tem must be planned togeth­er with the client before it is installed and con­nect­ed to the house­hold grid. Find out in this arti­cle how easy and time-sav­ing the instal­la­tion of the Solar­na­tive sys­tem is.

Balkonkraftwerk anmelden

Ent­deck­en Sie die Welt der Balkonkraftwerke – Mini-Solaran­la­­gen, die ohne tech­nis­ches Know-how auf Balko­nen instal­liert wer­den kön­nen. Erzeu­gen Sie Ihren eige­nen Strom und nutzen Sie die vielfälti­gen Vorteile der Eigen­stromerzeu­gung. Aber welche Regeln müssen Sie beacht­en? Brauchen Sie die Zus­tim­mung Ihres Ver­mi­eters? Wie viel Leis­tung ist erlaubt? In diesem Artikel liefern wir Ihnen alle Antworten.

Balkonkraftwerk Förderung

Wer den Wun­sch hat, kli­mafre­undlich­er zu leben, kann dies mit­tler­weile ohne viel Aufwand tun – zum Beispiel mit einem Balkonkraftwerk. Mit diesem kön­nen Sie Solarstrom selb­st erzeu­gen und damit sog­ar Stromkosten sparen. Welche Förderung für Balkon-Solaran­la­­gen in Ihrem Bun­des­land ange­boten wird und inwieweit eine staatliche Förderung von Balkonkraftwerken möglich ist, erfahren Sie hier.

Balcony PV system: Questions and answers about the balcony solar system

Are you con­sid­er­ing pur­chas­ing a PV sys­tem for bal­cony to be part of the ener­gy rev­o­lu­tion and save elec­tric­i­ty costs? Then you’ve come to the right place: We answer the most fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions and give you a com­pre­hen­sive insight into the top­ic of bal­cony PV system.


In this inter­view, Armin Pohl, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of WUNDERKIND INVEST GmbH from Neckar­tail­fin­gen in Baden-Würt­tem­berg, points out the phi­los­o­phy of his con­sult­ing and invest­ment company. 

Interview WAVELABS

In this inter­view with Dr. Torsten Bram­mer, CEO and Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of WAVELABS Solar Metrol­o­gy Sys­tems GmbH, an exem­plary career of an inter­na­tion­al­ly impor­tant com­pa­ny in the clean-tech indus­try will be told. 

Interview Adaptive Balancing

The inter­view with Dr. Hen­drik Schaede-Boden­schatz, founder of Adap­tive Bal­anc­ing Pow­er GmbH in Darm­stadt, is a suc­cess sto­ry that needs to be told and heard.