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World’s first ‘electric road’s gets started in Sweden

Winding road in desert landscape of Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Sweden: Sweden tied up with truck manufacturer Scania for the 2km electric road, which is a part of freeway in Central Sweden, letting Sweden to become the world’s first nation to have an electric road. This road uses overhead electricity cables to power connected buses and trucks.

Lena Erixon, Swedish Transport Administration Director General told “Electric roads will bring us one step closer to fossil fuel-free transports, and has the potential to achieve zero carbon dioxide emissions. This is one way of developing environmentally smart transports in the existing road network. It could be a good supplement to today’s road and rail network.”

This technology is just one of many concepts the government hopes can help fulfill the country’s ambition to run free of fossil fuels by 2030. Researchers plan on testing the viability of the system through 2018.

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