Siemens "eHighway" on way to a greener future

Aug 17, 2017, 7:14 AM EDT
(Source: ManOfYorkshire/flickr)
(Source: ManOfYorkshire/flickr)

German engineering giant Siemens is bringing the decades-old technology of electricity-powered trains and trams to regular roads with its inventive eHighway concept that envisions hybrid trucks drawing power from overhead electric cables as they ferry cargo from one point to another.

The system, which recently went live on a 1.2-mile stretch of road near Stockholm, Sweden, lets the vehicle switch to diesel mode on smaller roads devoid of power lines, writes Digital Trends.

The eHighway concept could pave the way for a “climate-neutral freight transport” in urban regions as it cuts down our reliance on fossil fuels, notes New Atlas.

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