For the first time, an overhead charger (like those powering trolley buses) will be built along a stretch of the A5 in the Hesse region of Germany to allow special, hybrid trucks to circulate. The so-called e-Highway will run between Langen, Moerfelden and Weiterstadt. Siemens is managing the project with a contribution of approximately EUR 30 million from the Federal Ministry for the Environment. The Hesse Minister of Economy, Tarek Al-Wazir, presented the details: the experimental line will be built along a ten-kilometre stretch south of Frankfurt and the first trucks capable of circulating along the so-called e-Highway will be able to do so by the end of 2018. According to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the technology developed on a former military training area in the State of Brandenburg has to undergo tests on two additional stretches: on the "A1" highway near Lubeck and on a main road in the region of Baden-Wurttemberg.