Motorway for trolley truck opened in GermanyMay 10, 2019
Ten-kilometer test section of the track will work until 2022
Not far from Frankfurt, the first in Germany “electric” autobahn was launched – it is intended for the movement of trucks equipped with current collectors. The development of the project, called Elisa (formed from Electrified, innovative heavy traffic on the Autobahn, Electrified, innovative movement of trucks on the autobahn) was carried out by Siemens.
The test 10-km section of the highway is open on the highway between Frankfurt Airport and the industrial park in the Darmstadt area. The tests are carried out by five logistics companies that have experimental trucks with diesel-electric hybrid power plants and current collectors, like trolley buses. When using only electricity, such wagons can accelerate to 90 kilometers per hour. Eco-trucks were developed by Siemens together with Scania and the Volkswagen concern.
According to Siemens, the transfer of 30 percent of the German truck fleet into electric traction will reduce CO2 emissions by six million tons per year. In addition, 40-ton wagon-trolley when driving exclusively on electric cars will be able to save up to 20 thousand euros on fuel (with a mileage of 100 thousand kilometers).
The development of the project by the German authorities allocated 14.6 million euros. Trials will last until 2022.
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