Continental Engineering Services (CES), and
Siemens Mobility will collaborate in the development and production of current
collectors for trucks, called pantographs.
Engineering Services (CES) is Continental’s development and production service
provider. The aim is to electrify key
sections of the highway network with an overhead line system, and thus
significantly reduce CO2 emissions from trucks, in line with EU regulation
2019/1242. CES and Siemens Mobility aim to make the truck overhead line system
available across Europe.
are now pooling their expertise in order to achieve volume production of
current collectors quickly, thus making them available for widespread use in
The e Highway
technology supplies trucks with electric drives (e.g., hybrid, fuel cell, or
battery-powered electric trucks) on heavily frequented stretches of highway via
an overhead cable. Trucks can drive completely electrically while also charging
their batteries without consuming fuel.
Falk-Gierlinger, Managing Director, CES, said that, they are transferring the
principle of rail electrification to the road and the current collectors would
be developed and produced in accordance with automotive standards. He added
that the partnership between Continental Engineering Services and Siemens
Mobility is a major step toward climate-neutral freight transport.
In Germany, the
e Highway from Siemens Mobility is currently being tested on three public field
develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected
mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company
offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles,
machines, traffic and transportation.
Founded in 2006,
Engineering Services (CES) has evolved into an agile and flexible
engineering services and component manufacturing partner for the automotive and
other industries including railway, aeronautics, marine, mining and smart
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