21 Feb '12, 6pm

Companies Could Save Tons with Electric Vehicles, MIT Study Finds

Companies Could Save Tons with Electric Vehicles, MIT Study Finds

If companies switched out gasoline-burning vehicles with new electric vehicles for their urban delivery fleets, a new MIT study has found that they could save some serious dineros. "New MIT research suggests that electric delivery trucks, like this one, can help both the environment and the business bottom line." “The study, conducted by researchers at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), finds that electric vehicles can cost 9 to 12 percent less to operate than trucks powered by diesel engines, when used to make deliveries on an everyday basis in big cities,” the MIT News Office writes . And, with battery costs continually coming down, “the case will only get better,” says Jarrod Goentzel, director of the Renewable Energy Delivery Project at CTL and one of four co-authors of the new study. The study also looked at potential savings if a vehicle-to-grid (V2...

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