Sweden opens piece highway overhead for hybrid trucks




Siemens has been working with truck manufacturer Scania a two-kilometer stretch near Stockholm constructed where diesel hybrid trucks can ride. The ‘eHighway “is primarily intended to prevent local air pollution.

Siemens has been experimenting for several years with the system and this is the first piece of road where trolley-like trucks can drive. The stretch of highway is located to the north of Stockholm on the E16. Two hybrid trucks, developed by Scania, the system will test the near future.

When the truck arrives on the stretch of road with the catenary, the pantograph on the roof of the truck can make contact with the overhead line. It can then be switched on electric drive. The pantograph can make contact with the overhead at speeds up to ninety kilometers per hour.

Another advantage is that the system can also act as charge-path for all-electric buses. Which may as additional recharge their batteries. Siemens is also working on a similar system in California. Since the German company is working with Volvo. Since starting the first tests in 2017.

Siemens Scania eHighway


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