Germany Opens its First Electric Highway for Hybrid Trucks

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Germany has opened its first e-highway, a 6 mile long stretch on the Autobahn A5 between the cities of Langen/Mörfelden and Weiterstadt, south of Frankfurt. The project, called Elisa (electrified, innovative heavy traffic on the Autobahn), will allow hybrid trucks to draw power to charge themselves from overhead cables installed along the highway. The technology system for the e-highway has been developed by the German tech giant, Siemens.

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