eHighways: Trucks Borrow Trolley Idea, Link Up With Overhead Power Lines

May 23, 2012

It’s refreshing to see this post from Gas 2.0 concerning the what types of highway and road infrastructures will be essential when we expand the use of electric vehicles. This idea from Siemens involves the use of electrified trolley lines for trucks – not so pretty to look at, but a breath of fresh air when we start measuring emissions.

Trucks Borrow Trolley Idea, Link Up With Overhead Power Lines (via Gas 2.0)

A hundred years ago, most major cities relied on trains and electric trolleys to move most of their citizenry around. These days cars and trucks rule the roads of America, although an old idea might soon find a modern application. I am talking about overhead trolley power lines electrifying hybrid…



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Writer, documentary producer, and director. Meyers is a contributor to CleanTechnica, and founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.