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SWEDEN

This Highway Powers Electric Trucks

Sweden has introduced the first eHighway that transfers electricity to trucks via a power line.
Jun 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM ET
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It’s 1.2 miles of pure electric strength: this highway in Sweden helps cut emissions by fueling trucks with electrical power. Sensors on the vehicles detect when power lines are available, and the truck extends a pantograph (so that’s what those are called!) to connect. It’s just as easy for the trucks to disconnect and go on their merry gasoline-powered way once they’ve reached the end of the eHighway.