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Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Ciaopec, Jun 23, 2016.
Siemens says it can power unlimited-range electric trucks using a 150-year-old technology
good for them, any and all advances benefit everyone
If a country the size of Germany requires "only" an estimated 4,000km of wires, can you imagine how much the US would require?
Wonder what the max speed would be?
Trains that use a catanary system are only track limited on speed so one might assume trucks would be limited only to max road speed.
Um, why not just use trains and only use trucks for the last 50 miles?
Mind. Blown. But seriously, this is a wayyy better idea than stuffing coils under the pavement and hoping some radiated energy makes it into your battery ...
Ironically Edmonton recently ditched their electric trolley bus fleet and ripped out all the overhead wires. Too bad. They didn't look fast, but those were buses you didn't try to race from a stoplight!
If you're concerned about speed limits of the catenary equipment, I'm pretty certain Japan's bullet trains use a very similar technology. Spot the overhead wires in that photo.