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Are electric vehicles more economic than conventional vehicles? This question will be researched by Michelin and Siemens together with the research partners Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research.




Project funding

The project RheinMobil is one of 40 projects in the Schaufenster Elektromobilität Baden-Württemberg "LivingLabBWe mobil" and is funded by the BMVBS within the scope of a funding program of the Federal Government.




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 Objective and results



Objective of the project RheinMobil is to prove that an economic operation of electric vehicles is possible in special application profiles based on a border-crossing fleet experiment within three years.


 Content and approach




Central content of the project is to maximize the annual driving performance of the electric vehicles in urban parts of France and Germany by intelligent optimization of the driving profile and taking the necessary charging time into account. Therefore, an effective fleet management will be devleoped. Accompanying research will examine the customer behaviour while using the e-vehicles in France and Germany, environmental and social aspects and especially technical aspects.

Time frame


01-01-2013 to 31-12-2015

Project volume


1.15 mio €



Contact partner at KIT



Phone: 0721 608-28243

Mail: kevin.stella∂kit.edu


 Further information

Mix of quick and conventional charging protects the battery

24.000 km driven electrically - two tons of CO2 emission less

Flyer RheinMobil

Press article