Siemens eHighway Heavy-Duty Trucks Continues With a Mile-Long Test Project
This time, in coordination with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Siemens has announced the start of a one-mile, zero-emission eHighway for a heavy-duty trucks demonstration in Carson, California. Heavy-duty trucks are considered to be the #1 source of smog-forming emissions in Southern California.
So far, only a clean natural-gas hybrid-electric truck and a diesel-hybrid truck are driving on a one-mile stretch with a catenary system on the north- and south-bound lanes of South Alameda Street from East Lomita Boulevard to the Dominguez Channel in Carson. But we need more, many more.
A very practical means of implementing this technology. The infrastructure should not be considered excessive seeing we did it years ago for trams and still, today do it for electric trains. Why should road trains not benefit from the same approach whilst retaining their flexibility of purpose through hybrid engines?