Siemens and SAP have announced they will establish an eCar proof of concept ““ a working group that will try to advocate increasing partnership among tech companies to create sustainable electric cars.
Among others, the working group intends to investigate how to measure energy consumption and generate an invoice of charging an electric car at home or while traveling. Siemens will provide a prototype charging station and network operating center, while SAP will provide software.
The partnership was finalized during GridWeek 2010 held in Washington, D.C., last week. The group plans a demonstration to utility providers early next year.
“Siemens prides itself on delivering the future of energy today. Siemens and SAP have successfully done this work in Europe and now it is time to introduce it to North America,” said Holger Kormann, vice president, Energy ““ North America, Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc. “What test-bed environment could be better than that which has set the tone for standards and excellence with the SAP Lighthouse Council. The council has acted as the ‘voice of the utilities community,’ providing the connection between utilities of all types and industry leaders as they develop their technology and solutions for the future.”