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SAP revs up electric car operations

The Local · 14 Jan 2011, 14:49

Published: 14 Jan 2011 14:49 GMT+01:00

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SAP said in addition to wanting to reduce its own carbon footprint, the company sees economic potential in the rapidly developing sector.

“This is a huge market for SAP,” co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said on Friday at the introduction of the pilot project.

The company, based in Walldorf, Germany, also plans on adding 30 electric cars to its company car fleet, which will be powered exclusively by electricity generated from renewable sources.

For the project, SAP has partnered with the Mannheim-based energy company MVV Energie, the Öko-Insitute, the Institute for Social-Ecological Research and the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.

The project is also supported by Germany’s Environment Ministry.

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15:23 January 15, 2011 by catjones
Project code-named "Oracle".
16:32 January 15, 2011 by tallady
good one catjones,, This is possible for fleet autos as they can install the infrastructure at their site,,I think it will be a while before it is readily available to the public. I don't believe that you can charge an auto as fast as you can fill your tank..

Maybe some knowledgeable persons could comment on this as to methods and time frame for public use..people want fast and easy service,I do not want to go out of my way to recharge my electric auto .
14:15 January 17, 2011 by mos101392
While it is true it faster to fill your tank and re-charging can take on average an hour or so for most electric cars, if you treat it like your car like your cell phone and plug it up when it's not in use...then it shouldn't be much of an issue. If you are a little bit concerned about the enviroment, then it's a minor problem. If you have to drive a distance to work that requires you to re-charge, then you probably live to far anyway and would be better off with public transpo.
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