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Germany is electrifying part of the autobahn to cut freight emissions

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 19, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Kristine Lofgren) last modified Aug 18, 2017

Semi trucks are massive energy hogs - that's why Germany is helping change that with electric highways. We rely on trucks to get all of the goods we need from one place to another, but all of those semi trucks spew a lot of pollution - at least 12.5 percent of all emissions in the US. So Siemens and the Germany state of Hesse teamed up to create a 10km stretch of eHighway on the autobahn, where trucks can connect overhead electric cables while driving on the road, and move back to diesel power when...





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