ELECTRIC ROADS * Sweden - FOR HEAVY TRANSPORT
* Sweden - Inaugurates first electric road
Sweden on Wednesday inaugurated a test stretch of an electric road, making it one of the first countries in the world to conduct tests with electric power for heavy transports on public roads... The test will be conducted on parts of road E16, and involves a current collector on the roof of the truck cab feeding the current down to a hybrid electric motor in the truck, according to a press release from the country's transport administration Trafikverket, Xinhua reported... The tests will continue up through 2018. They will provide knowledge of how electric roads work in practice, and whether the technology can be used in the future. The experiment is based on the governments goal of energy efficiency and a fossil fuel-free vehicle fleet by 2030, and will contribute to strengthening Swedens competitiveness...
(Photo: Sweden on Wednesday inaugurated a test stretch of an electric road) -- Stockholm, Sweden - IANS/ETAuto (India) - 23 June 2016
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