e-highway

e-highway

(Electric-HIGHWAY) An electrically-augmented road. In 2012, Siemens began trials in Germany that work like trolley cars. Hybrid diesel-electric trucks are fitted with rods that are raised when entering the roads with overhead electric lines at speeds up to 60 mph. To reduce smog in California, pilot projects of the Siemens system are expected at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the future. See self-driving car and hyperlane.


Trials in Germany
In 2012, Siemens began trials of its e-highway system in Germany. The advantage of the trolley approach is that the overhead wires can be added to existing highways. (Image courtesy of Siemens AG, www.siemens.com)
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It has even proposed that the ministry pilot an e-highway concept, which consists of an overhead electric network to power buses and lorries on select National Highway routes.
The continent that gave birth to the gasoline and diesel engine now wants to power up electric vehicle production as the European Union moves toward incentives, carmakers formulate plans to develop zero-emission models and an electric grid builds an "e-highway" from Norway to Italy.
A spokesman for the RAC said that the 'e-highway' has a vital role to play in further reducing traffic on the real highways.