The ecat is powered by emission-free electric engines whose energy is supplied by high-performance batteries, which can be charged anytime at the ramp. In this way, CO2 emissions are reduced to zero and the energy consumption as well as noise pollution decrease considerably. Furthermore, a more efficient energy carrier and low motor maintenance requirements contribute to lowering operating costs and to increasing the vehicle’s efficiency. The driving innovation is completed by a novel intelligent driving assistance which is characteriszd by warning and safety systems minimizing downtime as well as maintenance costs. The ecat was realized in close cooperation with the DOLL partners Gate Gourmet, a subsidiary of gategourmet, and German E-Cars.