Diesel:

Diesel, the yellow tinted liquid procured from crude oil, has been used as a source of ignition for vehicles and engines for decades now. Started in the 1890s, diesel turned out to be one of the most extensively used fuels in the planet. Diesel emits carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons, which lead to cardiovascular diseases, reduction of visibility, and  development of respiratory disorders. 

It has also contributed a fair share in soiling the ecology, which inevitably puts the future in jeopardy, fuelling climate change. 

Germany, decided to bring about a change:

Europe’s clean air rules were flouted by Germany for years now, spurring the environmentalists to sue the local government. Vehicles befouling the environment to a high degree has been proscribed by law, since February. Formerly 41%, the sales of Diesel cars have dwindled to a mere 31.1% which brought about a 16% decline in European Union sales.

Overhead cables

Overhead Cables:

Designed and Established by Siemens(SIEGY), an enterprise based in Germany, formulated this model in the year 2012. It is equipped to charge hybrid trucks moving at 90km/hr.If no overhead cables are available any more ahead, the built-in sensor notifies the driver to switch back to the combustion engine. 

If no overhead cables are available any more ahead, the built-in sensor notifies the driver to switch back to the combustion engine. Thus, the overhead cables prove to be fully competent to the challenges faced on roads.

 

Big rigs getting powered by overhead cables

According to SIEMENS, Powering trucks using overhead cables save a large amount of money.  Every truck traveling 62,000 miles(100000 Km) saves up to 20,000 euros. In order to curb emissions, about 80% of truck traffic is to be powered overhead cables, as promised by the German Transport Ministry.

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Genereal sources: Germany , Cables

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