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Sweden to Test Overhead Power Lines for Heavy Transport

Electric roads (no, not solar powered pavement) will get a test run in Sweden.
June 29, 2016, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Sweden inaugurated a test stretch of electric road on the E16 in Sandviken, thus becoming one of the first countries to conduct tests with electric power for heavy transports on public roads," according to an article on Green Car Congress.

The test stretch is two kilometers long, and will be instantly recognizable to anyone who's lived in a city that uses overhead wires to power buses or trains. "The truck has a pantograph on the roof that feeds 750 VDC to the truck’s hybrid electric system. The current conductor can connect automatically at speeds up to 90 km/h (56 mph). The test stretch is equipped with posts 60 meters apart that hold up the electric lines over one of the lanes," according to the post.

The test project will run through 2018. For more on the new electric road, see articles in Forbes and Popular Science.

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Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Green Car Congress
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