Siemens Mobility’s eHighway technology is currently being tested in
three public field trials in Germany. In addition to the new system installed
on the B 462 federal highway, pilot projects are running on the A5 federal
autobahn between the Zeppelinheim/Cargo City South junction at the Frankfurt
Airport and the Darmstadt/Weiterstadt junction, and on the A1 federal autobahn
between the Reinfeld junction and Lübeck interchange.
The eWayBW field test, like the other two pilots in Germany, is funded
by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear
Safety. In addition, the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital
Infrastructure supports the scaling of overhead contact lines for long-distance
traffic in so-called innovation clusters. The National Platform for the Future
of Mobility (NPM) recommends equipping 300 kilometers of autobahns in Germany
with overhead contact lines by 2023 and electrifying a total of 4,000
kilometers by 2030 to help the country reach its climate target of reducing
greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector by 40 percent.