Sweden has recently completed the construction of the world’s first electric road. Using an innovative energy transfer technology, the 1.2-mile route between Stockholm Arlanda airport and a logistics site will now actively charge cars and lorries as they move along it.
However, plans are in the works to expand the project across the country and around the world.
Moreover, hybrid trucks equipped with a gadget known as a “pantograph power collector” may travel beneath the lines and tap into the energy. They run entirely on electricity once linked to the lines.
Further, the electrified road works by transferring energy from the rail to the bottom of an electric vehicle or truck via a moving arm. The arm detects the location of the rail as the vehicle passes over it and moves into contact with it. Finally, the arm automatically lifts while overtaking.