30 May '16, 10am

Furrer + Frey proposes tractor swapping as solution for electrification of long-haul trucking

Furrer + Frey proposes tractor swapping as solution for electrification of long-haul trucking 30 May 2016 Furrer + Frey, a provider of rail electrification and rapid charging systems for transport, is proposing tractor swapping as a solution for the electrification of long-haul trucking. Furrer + Frey is a long-time partner of Opbrid, the provider of the overhead pantograph-based ultra-fast charging Opbrid Bůsbaar for buses (earlier post ). At IAA 2014, Opbrid introduced the Trůkbaar for heavy-duty trucks; the Trůkbaar is one element for the Furrer + Frey tractor swapping solution. Furrer + Frey has also acquired Opbrid, and folded it into its operations. (Earlier post .) In a presentation outlining the concept, Roger Bedell (founder of Opbrid and now onboard with Furrer + Frey), notes that numerous studies suggest that in 2020-2030, heavy-duty vehicles may overtake passen...

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