World’s first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

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The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden, starting with 2 kilometers just outside Stockholm.

Sweden’s target is to completely avoid usage of fossil fuels by 2030.
This project will help to lower air pollution by 70%.

The technology behind the electrification of the road linking Stockholm Arlanda airport to a logistics site outside the capital city aims to solve the thorny problems of keeping electric vehicles charged, and the manufacture of their batteries affordable.

Energy is transferred from two tracks of rail in the road via a movable arm attached to the bottom of a vehicle. The design is not dissimilar to that of a Scalextric track, although should the vehicle overtake, the arm is automatically disconnected.

Read the full article on The Guardian.

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