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Development of first trolley-truck goes ahead

Scania and Siemens are now preparing trials with electrically-powered trucks equipped with a pantograph power collector mounted on the frame behind the cab. The truck receives power from overhead lines similar to trains and trams. With this trolley-truck, Sweden could become the first country with electrically-powered commercial heavy goods vehicles. Trials with Scania’s truck will soon start at Siemens’s 2 km test track. The truck has now been prepared in Södertälje before leaving for Germany, where the pantograph will be mounted. (ben)


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