Electric trucks on Siemens eHighway demonstration track in Germany Photo courtesy of Siemens

Siemens Electrifies a Stretch of California Highway

The California project is in the planning stage but Siemens has demonstrated it at a test facility in Germany and a newly opened eHighway in Sweden.

Siemens now has a test facility in California to demonstrate its eHighway system for electric trucks. A one-mile stretch of Interstate 710 connecting two seaports – Los Angeles and Long Beach – with railway hubs is being built out as a zero-emissions corridor for transferring freight. Siemens is partnering with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Volvo trucks and local truck retrofitters on the pilot project to use e-trucks powered by overhead contact lines

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