Volvo has been testing the technology at a 400 meter-long test track in a facility in Hällered near Gothenburg since last year
Mats Alaküla, Volvo Group’s expert on electric vehicles and Professor at Lund University, believes that electric roads will prove to be a cost-efficient way of supplying constant power to trucks and buses
Volvo's Richard Sebestyen with the current collector connected to the rear of the test truck
While quick charging technology installed at strategic points along a planned route might be a good fit for inner city buses, it's not going to be of much use to electric vehicles that stop infrequently. Volvo sees our future long-haul trucks and buses drawing the juice they need from the road itself, making large onboard batteries a thing of the past.
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