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First electric road

Sweden inaugurated a stretch of an electric road, making it one of the first countries to conduct tests with electric power for heavy transports on public roads. The test will be conducted on parts of road E16, and involves a current collector on the roof of the truck cab feeding the current down to a hybrid electric motor in the truck, according to a press release from the country’s transport administration Trafikverket, Xinhua reported. Electric roads will bring Sweden one step closer to fossil fuel-free transports, and has the potential to achieve zero carbon dioxide emissions.

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