John Lewis backs Siemens eHighway solution for electric HGVs


 

Justin Laney (pictured), general manager of central transport for John Lewis, believes the Siemens eHighway system is the most viable long-term solution for delivering electric power to HGVs. The concept is currently being trialed in Europe and features overhead power lines in a designated lane and an active ‘pantograph’ that transmits energy to a truck’s electric motor. This can be connected to and disconnected from the contact wire either automatically or manually. “For the longer term we’re very interested in […]