K O via EV wrote:
In the spirit that we all stand on others' shoulders! Charged EVs | Siemens and VW to test long-haul trucks charged by overhead power lines
Yes; he would have loved it! For those that don't know, Bob was an EV pioneer (he designed the CitiCar, for example). He also was a railroad engineer for years (for "damntrack", as he called it), and drove electric and diesel locomotives.
Of course, powering trains and buses from overhead wires is a very old idea, that has enjoyed considerable success. When I worked in Seattle WA, I regularly rode the electric city buses. In fact, that inspired this little ditty:
"The Man Who Never Recharged" by Lee Hart <http://davesevs.com/charge.htm> -- The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. -- Steve Jobs -- Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)