News Digest Item
19 Dec 2017

Construction for pilot e-truck motorway begins

Frankfurter Rundschau

Construction has begun on the pilot project of Germany’s first e-highway for trucks using catenaries (overhead electrical wires) on motorways, reports Jutta Rippegather in Frankfurter Rundschau. In 2019, five test trucks will start using the 5 kilometre-long section in the state of Hesse. Siemens, the Technical University of Darmstadt, and five haulage companies are involved. The necessary electricity will come from renewable sources.

Find a short article by news agency dpa on the topic in German here.

Also read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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