Siemens and Continental cooperate in manufacturing pantographs for trucks

Siemens Mobility and Continental Engineering Services(CES) will cooperate in the future on the development and manufacture of pantographs for trucks. The eHighway technology from Siemens mobility supplies trucks with electricity via an overhead line. The cooperation aims to electrify key stretches of highway-networks in Germany’s autobahn network with overhead contact lines and thus significantly reduce CO 2 emissions from trucks. The new partnership combines expertise from two technology worlds: Siemens Mobility is a specialist in rail electrification, Continental Engineering Servicesis a development and production service provider for automotive technologies. The two companies will now pool their know-how to quickly achieve series production of truck pantograph

Volvo Trucks is ready to electrify a large part of goods transports

With the sales start this year of three new heavy-duty all-electric models, Volvo Trucks believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in electrification of heavy road transport. This positive outlook is based on the ability of Volvo’s electric trucks to meet a broad variety of transport needs. In the EU for example, almost half of all truck transports could be electrified in the near future.