News Digest Item
09 Aug 2018

Test track of electric truck catenary line enters critical construction phase

dpa / Frankfurter Neue Presse

The first German test track of an overhead power (catenary) line connected to electric trucks is almost complete, according to a dpa article carried by Frankfurter Neue Presse. The line is being built on a motorway between Frankfurt and Darmstadt with funds provided by the federal government, the article says. Roughly five kilometres long, the test track is expected to be operational by the end of November, with a field trial due to begin in early 2019, according to the article.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the dossier Cargo transport and the energy transition and the factsheet Road freight emissions in Germany.

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