Hartwig, Matthias; Lehmann, Michael: Regulative framework for overhead contact lines for trucks on motorways – The AMELIE project aiming at a European approach of financing and billing for ERS. 3rd Electric Road Systems Conference 2019 (7.-8. Mai 2019), Frankfurt am Main 2019.
According to current laws, overhead contact lines for trucks on motorways are integral part of both the motorway and the electricity distribution grid. Accordingly they fall under two regulatory and financing systems. In some parts these regulator systems match, even though they regulate subjects the specific regulation was not intended for. Especially regarding the two independent but partly contradictory financing systems (i.e. motorway tolls or user charges and electricity network charges) the legislator’s decision is required, whether ERS should be financed as part of the motorway, the electricity distribution grid or a mixed or alternative financing approach is preferred.