Sweden Hosts The World’s First eHighway
Siemens has successfully built the first electric highway for trucks
Technological advances have made it possible for Sweden to set goals like ending its reliance on fossil fuels in the independent transport sector by 2030. Its biggest step in accomplishing this goal is building the world’s first eHighway system. This is one of the largest steps taken to achieving sustainable road development. Siemens spearheaded this project with truck manufacturer Scania. They got hybrid trucks to operate on these highways.
The trucks are efficient and cause no air pollution. It is also estimated that there can be a 75 percent reduction in fuel costs with electrified freight transport and will cut energy consumption in half.
This is the first trial run that aims to see if this system can potentially work for the whole country. The trial will last two years and will determine if overhead power cables and hybrid buses can run better than anything else out there.