Electric trucking charges up * USA
* Colorado - Coils buried in the road
--- In the pilot project, believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S., vehicles equipped with “receiving coils” will draw power from another coil buried in the road. The Colorado Transportation Department and infrastructure developer Aecom Inc. are scouting potential sites, including busy roads near Denver International Airport, with a goal of launching in 2018... Heavy-duty electric trucks remain a rare sight on highways, in part because they need to make frequent stops to recharge and must carry heavy, expensive batteries. The pilot’s developers say their goal is to extend the distances electric trucks can drive and reduce the bulkiness of in-vehicle batteries...
(Photo: Wright unplugs an electric-powered truck as he gets ready for his test drive) -- Denver, COL, USA - The WSJ, by ERICA E. PHILLIPS - Dec. 8, 2016