The Race for EVs
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|Christoph Hammerschmidt||January 26th 2017|
In contrast to batteries, overhead power lines allow driving long distances in electric mode. To this end, the routes need to be equipped with overhead power lines. For sections that do not have this kind of infrastructure, the trucks are equipped with a conventional diesel engine.
The system has been developed by Siemens; the company is testing it for several years in a remote test area in the northeast of Germany, in Sweden and in California. The tests on public highways will now take the technology to the next level. So far it is known that the test routes will have an extension of 12 kilometers and will be located in the states of Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein.