Trucks as electric freight trolleys

Aug. 6, 2014
In partnership with the Volvo Group’s Mack Trucks subsidiary, Siemens is planning to build an “eHighway” system near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to electrically power freight-hauling trucks in a fashion similar to trolleys or streetcars. A two-way, one-mile mile catenary system will be installed by Siemens with different battery-electric and hybrid Mack trucks participating.

In partnership with the Volvo Group’s Mack Trucks subsidiary, Siemens is planning to build an “eHighway” system near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to electrically power freight-hauling trucks in a fashion similar to trolleys or streetcars. A two-way, one-mile mile catenary system will be installed by Siemens with different battery-electric and hybrid Mack truck models participating.

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Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

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