Carbon emissions can be extremely taxing on the environment, so Siemens and Scania collaborated on the creation of an electric highway in Sweden.
This highway spans 1.2 miles and makes it possible for trucks with a pantograph to connect to the overhead contact lines in order to receive electric energy. This means that in the process, vehicles are able to temporarily stop running their fuel-burning engines and automatically make the switch from consuming electric energy once the lines stop.
Scania describes this electric highway project as "one important milestone on the journey towards fossil-free transport." After the tracks are tested on this highway, it will be decided if there is room to implement this idea across the country.
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