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26 April 2018

Germany’s electric avenue providing truck charging

First published26/04/2018

An innovative electric highway trial project is now being prepared in Germany. The work will see a section of the busy A5 Autobahn route being equipped with overhead wires, which will be used to power electric trucks. The section of the route between Stuttgart and Darmstadt will have 231 masts installed to support the overhead cabling. The work is costing €15 million, which is coming from the budget of Germany’s Department of Environment and the infrastructure should be ready for the trials to commence in 2019.

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