The principal e-Highway was opened in Sweden on a two kilometers stretch of the E16 north of Stockholm. A Siemens catenary framework for electric trucks will be tried by two diesel-crossover Scania trucks, uncommonly arranged with a pantograph.
The center of the framework is a savvy pantograph consolidated with a half and half drive framework. A sensor framework empowers the pantograph to associate with and detach from the overhead line at paces of up to 90 km for each hour. Electric trucks outfitted with the framework draw power from the overhead catenary wires as they drive, empowering them to travel effectively and with zero nearby discharges. On account of the cross breed framework, operation outside of the contact line is additionally conceivable, therefore keeping up the adaptability of traditional trucks. The eHighway innovation includes an open setup. Thus, battery or characteristic gas arrangements, for instance, can be executed as an other option to the diesel half breed drive framework utilized as a part of Sweden. This permits the framework to be adjusted adaptably to the particular application.
Amid the two-year trial, Sweden’s Transport Administration Trafikverket and Gävleborg County need to make an information base on whether the Siemens eHighway framework is appropriate for future long haul business utilize and assist arrangement. “By a wide margin the best part of the products transported in Sweden goes out and about, yet just a restricted part of the merchandise can be moved to other activity sorts. That is the reason we should free the trucks from their reliance on fossil powers, with the goal that they can be useful additionally later on. Electric roads offer this probability and are an incredible supplement to the vehicle framework”, says Anders Berndtsson, boss strategist at the Swedish Transport Administration.
Siemens is at present building up another eHighway showing venture in California. This anticipate is being attempted in a joint effort with vehicle producer Volvo for the benefit of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Tests will be led all through 2017 to perceive how distinctive truck arrangements communicate with the eHighway foundation in the region of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
First highway in Sweden for electric trucks