Federal Environment Minister Hendricks tests eHighway
On April 11, 2017, Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks saw for herself what eHighway, Siemens' overhead line system for trucks, is all about during a test drive. Siemens presented the technology on its test route in Groß Dölln in northern Germany.
eHighway is a technology that makes freight transport on the roads more sustainable and environmentally friendly by supplying trucks with power from an overhead contact line. This means that not only is energy consumption cut by half, but local air pollution is reduced too, making the technology twice as efficient as internal combustion engines.
Photo (from left to right): Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks, Dr. Jochen Eickholt, CEO of the Siemens Mobility Division