#20 – NO MORE LUBRICATION?

The World’s First Electric Highway is Swedish

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Last month, Sweden inaugurated its first road designed for hybrid trucks. Equipped with both fuel and electric engines, the vehicles will be able to move along a 2-kilometer portion of a highway north of Stockholm without any emissions. A pantograph above the truck’s cabin will automatically raise and rub the catenaries to catch the current that will make it move. With this technology, no need to embed a heavy battery inside the vehicle. A small battery allows the trucks to drive 3 kilometers without the catenaries. Sweden is engaged in a zero-fossil-fuel transport ambition by 2030. The same kind of electric highway is slated to be deployed in California next year.


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