23 Jun '16, 3pm

Sweden Opens World's First Electric Highway

Sweden Opens World's First Electric Highway

A 22 kilometer (or roughly 13 miles) stretch of the E16 road —which connects Oslo, Norway, to Gävle, Sweden—is fitted with power lines overhead, developed by Siemens , providing electricity to hybrid trucks. The system works like a tram system. A current collector on the trucks will transfer energy from the power lines to the trucks’ hybrid electric motors, Sputnik News reported . The electric lines help trucks operate longer between recharges.

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