India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway

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India might have its own electric highway in the future similar to the recently inaugurated electric highway in Sweden.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

Mr. Nitin Gadkari Minister for Road Transport and Highways said that they have sought the help of Sweden to build anelectric highway in the country where trucks and such vehicles can run in open traffic.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

Sweden has already built world's first two-kilometer strip on road near Gavle, Sweden for fossil-free transportation in which electric trucks with pantographs connect to overhead electrified lines and can be driven open traffic this is used based on technology developed by Siemens.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

Mr. Gadkari said that he held talks with the Swedish delegation led by Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

The delegation called on Mr. Gadkari post participating in the first meeting of India-Sweden Business Leaders' Roundtable.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

Sweden has developed the technology in partnership with the government and private players which allowtrucks to operate as electric vehicles when runs on the electrified road and as regular hybrid vehicles at other times.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

The Minister was informed that all trucks running on the electric stretch have been manufactured by Scania and are hybrid and Euro-6 certified, running on biofuel.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

The delegation from Sweden explained that the trucks when on the electric stretch receives power from a pantograph power collector, which is mounted on the frame behind the coach and in turn connected to the power lines running overhead.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

Once the trucks pass the electric stretch it would move to internal combustion engine ably supported by the electric motor.

India Might Soon Have An Electric Highway — Charge On The Go!

Mr. Gadkari said that the present government's emphasis is to promote biofuel and electric cars to help prevent pollution and to develop acheaper mode of transport.

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