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Author Topic: Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway  (Read 2011 times)

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Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway
« on: June 23, 2016, 05:49:12 PM »

http://ecowatch.com/2016/06/23/sweden-first-electric-road/

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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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Re: Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 10:51:59 PM »

I saw similar stuff (presumably for trolleybuses) in Osh, Kazakhstan on streetview today. And Varna, Bulgaria has similar. And I'm sure there's many other places too that have wires on roads so vehicles with special equipment can use electric power.

Varna's even in the EU, so surely not that remote and exotic?
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Re: Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 10:56:54 PM »

I saw similar stuff (presumably for trolleybuses) in Osh, Kazakhstan on streetview today. And Varna, Bulgaria has similar. And I'm sure there's many other places too that have wires on roads so vehicles with special equipment can use electric power.

Varna's even in the EU, so surely not that remote and exotic?

The last that I heard, there are five cities in the USA with these kinds of electric 'trackless' trolley bus systems - Boston, MA (MBTA); Dayton, OH; Philadelphia, PA (SEPTA); San Francisco, CA (MUNI) and Seattle, WA.  San Francisco MUNI especially loves theirs because of the vehicles' hill climbing ability.  (A fully loaded trackless trolley bus will walk right up hills that still stall similarly loaded diesel buses.)

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Re: Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 08:51:05 AM »

The Swedish transport authority Trafikverket says it's only a 2 kilometer demonstration project, not 22 kilometers as some media reported.

Teststräckan på E16 är två kilometer lång.

The test segment on E16 is two kilometers long

http://www.trafikverket.se/om-oss/nyheter/Nationellt/2016-06/forsta-elvagen-i-sverige-invigs/

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Re: Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2016, 10:44:11 AM »

Interesting. This particular application seems like a light rail or trackless trolley line designed exclusively for shipping purposes.
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Re: Sweden Opens World’s First Electric Highway
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2016, 07:54:09 PM »

The Swedish transport authority Trafikverket says it's only a 2 kilometer demonstration project, not 22 kilometers as some media reported.

Teststräckan på E16 är två kilometer lång.

The test segment on E16 is two kilometers long

http://www.trafikverket.se/om-oss/nyheter/Nationellt/2016-06/forsta-elvagen-i-sverige-invigs/

750 volts DC - same as many tram lines and at least one of the Stockholm subways lines.
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