Sweden opens first electric highway for trucks

Engineering company Siemens and truck manufacturer Scania have launched a joint venture to create the world’s first eHighway – a 2km stretch of road that powers vehicles electronically.

The road is open for trials now and works as trucks ‘clip in’ to cables in the same way trains or trams would. This in turn switches their power from diesel to electric, and then they ‘clip out’ as needed to drive on normal fuel.

See the video below for more info:

How do you expect trials like this to pan out? Are you more likely to buy an electric car as a result of technology like this being introduced? Let us know at @Liftshare!

Photo credit copryight: Scania CV AB

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