- 28/06/2016World's first electric road opens in Swedenwww.loco.world 23.06.2016 | Sweden Scania truck first to drive two-kilometre ‘e-highway’ on the E16 motorway in major step towards sustainable transport. The world’s first electric highway was opened in Gävle, central...
Comments28/06/2016 #1 Bill StankiewiczClaes Erixon, Scania’s Head of Research and Development, described how the Scania truck has been equipped with a pantograph power collector that is mounted on the frame behind its cab. This connects in turn to overhead power lines that are above the right-hand lane of the road, using conductive technology created by Siemens.
The truck can freely connect to and disconnect from the overhead wires while in motion, operating as electric vehicles when on the electrified road and as regular hybrid vehicles at other times. All the Scania trucks that will be on the road are hybrid and Euro 6-certified, running on biofuel.
The new technology has been pioneered by Scania and Siemens, with the backing of various Swedish private and public sector bodies including the Swedish Transport Administration, Gävleborg Regional Authority, the Swedish Energy Agency Authority and Vinnova.