A further German highway gets a catenary for electric Truck. On a length of about five kilometres will take place between the connecting panel and the motorway junction Lübeck and then change with the construction of the plant started, the schleswig-Holstein Ministry of transport.
only the right lane is Affected according to the Ministry. The overhead contact line system is expected to go in may 2019 in operation. Then Truck of a regional trucking company, which are equipped with a current collector to be driven on the track. The vehicles include an internal combustion engine for non-electrified lines. Energy generated during braking is fed into the overhead line network.
The test track is part of a Federal pilot project, the car, the electric drive of load-wide under real traffic conditions to test. The cost of more than 19 million euros, the Federal government assumes. The project aims to demonstrate potential savings in Diesel fuel and also to protect the climate.
Schleswig-Holstein to Hesse, the second state, receiving a test track for electric trucks. Another test track is planned in Baden-Württemberg. Overall, the Federal Ministry for the environment invested around 50 million euros in the field test.