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Q65A



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:51 pm    Post subject: "Trackless Trucks" Reply with quote

As a fan of both buses and big trucks, I thought this article was interesting:
http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2014/08/truck-electrification-system-to-be-tested-at-ports-of-los-angeles-long-beach.aspx?utm_campaign=Headline-News-20140811&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter&btm_ea=c2FuZGV3aWN6QGp1bm8uY29t
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traildriver




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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow....now that would help to end our need to import oil....
The only thing is, I imagine the cost per mile to construct, maintain, and operate that system, not to mention the added cost for the vehicles that could utilize it would be pretty hefty....

I think that further ahead, technology will allow electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to charge their batteries on the fly, not thru overhead catenaries, but possibly thru some kind of induction system, buried in certain roadways....
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