A partnership of two companies from Sweden have this week revealed their plans to help make the world greener. Revealing what they claim to be the world’s first electric highway.

This came as part of a partnership with Siemens and Scania, who are now trailing a 1.2 mile stretch of electrified road. It aims to make freight haulage greener by connected a pantograph-equipped truck to the cables as it travels across the highway.

Scania’s head of Research and Development Claes Erixon, explained with the following:

“The electric road is one important milestone on the journey towards fossil-free transport. Scania is committed to the success of this project and is committed to sustainable transport solutions.”

Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, who is responsible for Scania’s research into electrification, adding:

“The potential fuel savings through electrification are considerable and the technology can become a cornerstone for fossil-free road transport services.”

As they reach the highway, trucks will be able to deactivate their engine and then run off the road’s electricity, and then simply switch back when they reach the other end.

This is as part of a two-year project to develop the track, and if successful, they plan to roll it out across Sweden, it will certainly be interesting to see how it works out.

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Via: Engadget

Source: Scania

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