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First Public Electric Highway - Siemens eHighway

Siemens eHighway Electric Highway

The world's first public electric highway has opened in Sweden. The Siemens eHighway utilizes a network of overhead power lines similar to an electric trolley system.Specially equipped hybrid trucks will be the first to try it out. Getting their energy from the overhead contact lines.

They'll be twice as efficient as conventional internal combustion engines and will reduce local air pollution. A two year trial will gauge if the system is suitable for long term commercial use.