26 Feb '13, 4pm

Michelin and Siemens to test the cost of electric vehicles versus petrol cars.

Michelin and Siemens to test the cost of electric vehicles versus petrol cars.

e-MotionLine, a startup automaker established by college graduates, will supply electric vans for the project. In January, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development granted Michelin and Siemens $2.6 million to fund a project called Baden-Württemberg LivingLab BWe mobil. The three-year project aims to prove that electric vehicle are less expensive than gas- and diesel-powered automobiles, despite high initial purchase prices. Research assistance will be provided by he Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. Staff members from Michelin and Siemens frequently commute between facilities in Germany and France, using internal combustion vehicles. So the costs for liquid fuel are well know. In the study, these employees will instead commute in electric vehicles, to carefully study the ...

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