Cooperation for more overhead lines in truck traffic

Cooperation for more overhead lines in truck traffic-traffic

Siemens Mobility and Continental Engineering Services (CES) in the future cooperate in the development and production of electricity trucks. These have both companies announced in a joint statement. The Ehighway technology from Siemens Mobility supplies truck over a top line with electricity. The aim of the cooperation is to electrify key links in the motorway network with a trolley system and thus significantly reduce the CO2 emissions of truck traffic.

The new partnership therefore combines the expertise of two technology worlds: Siemens Mobility is a specialist for rail electrification, Continental Engineering Services is development and production service provider for automotive technologies. Both companies now bundle their know-how in order to realize a series production of electricity brackets in a timely manner.

“In the fight against climate change, road freight traffic plays a central role,” says Siemens Mobility Chef Michael Peter. In Germany, he causes one third of CO2 emissions of the transport sector. With the Ehighway there is an already time-ready technology. “Trucks can drive completely electrically and at the same time charging their batteries, without consuming fuel,” supplements CES-boss DR. Christoph Falk-Gierlinger. The streamlines would be further developed and manufactured according to automotive standards.

The advantage at Ehighway: Not all highway kilometers have to be electrified. The “national platform future of mobility” is recommended to equip around 4000 kilometers of highway by 2030 with the overlay technology. Two-thirds of fuel consumption in truck long-distance traffic on German motorways would be on the busiest 4000 kilometers of the 13.000 kilometers long highway networks. Moving it to electrify this core network, a high contribution to climate protection can be achieved quickly.

In Germany, the Ehighway of Siemens Mobility is currently being tested on three public test tracks: on the A5 in Hesse between Zeppelinheim / Cargo City South connections and Darmstadt / Weiterstadt, in Schleswig-Holstein on the A1 between the connection point Reinfeld and the motorway junction Lubeck and on the main road B462 in Baden-Wurttemberg between Kuppenheim and Gaggenau. The Ehighway field trials are promoted by the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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5 thoughts on “Cooperation for more overhead lines in truck traffic”

  1. How does the billing of the current obtained at the upper line?

    Runs over the tax or toll?

    May then only drive German trucks?

    The basic idea is not wrong to possibly possibly. Loading time to reduce rest

    There is still so many unclear without proper vision …
    somehow did not come to an end

    It remains exciting

  2. This idea is completely wrong, high investment expenditure that can only be used for substrates on the highway. There are already enough E-trucks with good reach. Daimler has recently recently good
    Models presented. In addition, the Minister of Transport has promised the expansion of the rail network for freight transport, so that freight traffic is relocated more on the rail to relieve the highways. Tired and stressed truck drivers cause more and more accidents
    On highways, where most of the smaller vehicles are usually pulling the shorter and their occupants often pay with their lives. If the State promotes such senseless projects and, on the other hand, the expansion of the rail network for freight transport is contradictory and thus implausible. The company does not matter if a project is useful or not, the main thing profit.

  3. In the end, the one own physically separated track is with electricity, where the trucks automatically operate between the hubs. Whether it definitely has to be a suicide, I do not know. Is expensive and prone.

  4. Then rather further electrify the rail network and relocate a large part of the transfer of goods to rail, which saves billions in road and bridge construction and a lot of fine dust (tire abrasion).

    If you look at the situation with the fuel cell trucks, which allegedly only need a small buffer battery, but now already 3 battery packs need 3 battery packs in the case of Hyundai to become more practical, then it is foreseeable that overhead lorries need several battery packs.

    Since the way to the complete battery-electric drive would not be far. Or are one hoping for similarly high promotions as well as the H2 garbage trucks, so that it expects itself?

  5. These upper lines shape the last beautiful motorway landscapes – as here in the north on the A1 (so far only 5 km to the rehearsal – and I hope for reconstruction, have never seen a truck below).
    Many money would indeed better invested for further development of goods transport by rail, FCEV, BEV (for me in this order).


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