Field Test eHighway
on the A1 motorway in Schleswig-Holstein
Road freight transport of the future
With climate change, mankind is facing one of the greatest challenges. At the same time, freight traffic in Germany is increasing more and more. There is great pressure for action in the mobility sector. Due to the increasing traffic volume, an expansion of rail as a means of transport will not be sufficient to achieve the climate targets that have been set. Other alternatives beyond avoidance and modal shift are needed to make freight transport climate neutral.
The eHighway Schleswig-Holstein field trial is one of three pilot projects in Germany in which the use of trolleybuses in real-world operation is being researched. On the 5 km section of the A1 between Reinfeld and Lübeck, the use of the overhead line infrastructure is being tested in both directions of travel. Five overhead hybrid trucks collect data here every day in combined freight traffic. The aim of the field test is to be able to evaluate the system technically, ecologically, economically and from the point of view of traffic, in order to provide politicians with a basis for decisions on possible expansion. The current funding period runs until December 2024.