Guest speakers:

  • Johanne Whitmore, Senior Researcher, Chair in Energy Sector Management, HEC Montréal
  • Clara Kayser-Bril, Global Director, Power, CPCS

Date: Tuesday June 15th, 2021
Time: 2 to 3 PM ET (via Zoom)

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Summary: Connecting long haul trucks to overhead electrical wires (a catenary) on highways (e-highways) is being tested as an energy-efficient option for decarbonizing road freight, with Germany and Sweden taking the lead. The hybrid flexibility of the technology combined with efficient use of electricity and mature catenary technology makes for a solid contender in the mix of potential options for decarbonizing road freight. In this webinar, we will present the results of a first study to simulates the potential of e-highway hybrid technology for the decarbonization of long-haul trucking on a 1,300 km highway corridor in Eastern Canada, connecting Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto up to the U.S. border (the A20-H401 corridor). The simulation is based on a GIS analysis of current flows of heavy vehicles (Class 8 and above). View report >