A Study on E-Highway – Future of Road Transportation
K.Chandra Mouli1, N.Pannirselvam2, V. Anitha3, D.V.V.Nagasai Pardhu4
1Dr. K. Chandra Mouli, Professor & HOD, Department of Civil Engineering, NRI Institute of Technology, Visadala V, Medikonduru M, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2Dr. N. Pannirselvam, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3V. Anitha, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NRI Institute of Technology, Visadala V, Medikonduru M, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
4D. V.V. Nagasai Pardhu, M.Tech Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, NRI Institute of Technology, Visadala V, Medikonduru M, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 10 January 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 January 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 January 2019 | PP: 143-145 | Volume-8 Issue-2S2, January 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10310182S219/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Highways are one of the significant parts of the modernized world. They play an important role for the development of country’s economy. The transport sector heavily depends upon non-renewable sources. The transportation sector not only contributes for the nation’s development but also for the green house gases emission that accounts for nearly 1/5th of the global total energy consumption. Constant release of harmful gases into the atmosphere by the vehicles must be restricted and replaced with a more sustainable transportation alternative. The workable alternative for this regular petroleum-based road transportation is the introduction and application of E-Highways with Electrical Vehicles. The Electric highway is a technique where large trucks or vehicles, hybrids with dynamic pantographs on their top, attached or coupled to the overhead power cables so as to get electricity from the power grid. As a result, E-Highways with the combination of EVs can eliminate the need of vehicle recharging. This technology is the efficient one in terms of both fuel-consumption and smart power supply.
Keywords: Dynamic Pantographs, Electrical Road Systems, E Highways, Electrical Vehicles, Green House Gases, Power Grid, Smart Power Supply, Vehicle Recharging Etc.
Scope of the Article: Transportation Engineering