Investigating The Options For Electric Truck Power

SCANIA is to participate in a feasibility study into the operation of long haul electrified trucks utilising charging provided by overhead wires on electric roads, the first study of its type to take place in the UK, the aim being to demonstrate the readiness of the technology for a national roll-out.
Scania is a group member of a consortium whose members include Siemens Mobility, and the study is part of the £20m allocated for zero emission road freight trials under the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP).
The consortium has proposed an electric road system using the Siemens Mobility ‘eHighway’ technology, as the fastest, lowest carbon and most cost-effective route to decarbonising the UK’s road freight industry and delivering cleaner air.

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