Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Electric highway

Siemens and heavy-vehicle maker Scania teamed up develop a hybrid truck that draws power from overhead electric lines fitted along a regular highway, making it similar to systems long-used by many trams and trains.

The system has a lot of potential, because it will save businesses time and money, the trucks won’t need to make any stops to recharge their batteries, which will eliminate the need to build and maintain charging stations.

The so-called "eHighway" made its debut in Germany on Tuesday, May 7 just south of Frankfurt.

It is a brilliant idea since, especially in Europe, there are operational tram lines that could share the traction with e-trucks as they do with trolleybuses.

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