Range of eHighway applications

There is a broad range of applications for heavy freight road traffic using catenary lines. eHighway offers significant benefits, particularly in situations where it is not possible to shift a sufficient volume of freight traffic onto the railways owing to economic or space restrictions.

Electrified shuttle transport of goods

Freight shuttle services can provide transportation over short to medium distances of up to about 50 km, typically on highly frequented routes, for instance between a harbor and a freight distribution hub. Hitherto, high HGV traffic volumes have led to high levels of pollution - with the corresponding negative impact on the environment, people and the quality of life in cities.

The solution: eHighway

  • Reduces pollutant emissions

  • Minimizes noise pollution

  • Saves fuel costs

  • Provides the same performance and flexibility of use as conventional HGVs


Electrified mining transport

eHighway is the optimum solution for transport between mines or pits and storage or transshipment facilities, especially for mines that are not linked up to the railway network. Conventional truck transport causes high CO2, nitrogen oxide, soot and noise emission levels.

The solution: eHighway

  • Minimizes harmful emissions

  • Allows economic and ecological sustainability in mine operation

  • Allows economic and ecological sustainability in mine operation


Electrified networks as a whole

Worldwide road freight transport has the potential to become an exemplary model of sustainability by adopting new, innovative solutions. Its ecological footprint can be improved, for instance, with substantially reduced CO2 emissions as a result of a transition to electric mobility. This is also the conclusion reached by the ENUBA research project, in the framework of which Siemens developed the eHighway concept.

The eHighway field trials brought the following result: All the objectives were convincingly achieved, as there were:

  • Full performance, irrespective of weather, light conditions and vehicle load

  • Speeds of up to 90 km/h reached without any difficulty

  • Easy maneuverability of vehicles thanks to mobile pantographs