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Testing begins in Germany on a five-kilometer stretch of the A5 Autobahn with overhead electric cables installed to charge hybrid trucks. Since yesterday, the hybrid electric diesel truck has started to move along with natural traffic on the motorway between Darmstadt and Frankfurt. By the middle of next year, 5 of these trucks will regularly travel on this eHighway in both directions. Tests will continue until 2022, and researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt will study the obtained economic and environmental data. Test trucks equipped with cables laid on masts, laid on masts along the inner lane of the A5, even under bridges.. The system provides for the possibility of overtaking another, and when braking, excess power returns back to the network. Cables with an operating voltage of 670 V will be automatically disconnected in the event of an accidental line break, and in winter their operation is an anti-icing system. AUTOBAHN!…

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