Switchgear connectors for first electrical road

Case Study


TE Connectivity (TE) ensures the high performance of the world´s first electrical road by delivering ruggedized and reliable switchgear connectors built for harsh environments.

Powering Non-Fossil Trucks

TE contributes to forging the future of transportation by connecting the world´s first electrical road to power non-fossil heavy good vehicles with a reliable switchgear connect solution.

This innovative project will help reduce the carbon emissions generated by trucks in the region by 80% to 90% and their impact on the environment.

The Challenge

The engineers responsible for the electrical road power supply were looking for separable connectors that would enable the reliable connection of their cables in very compact switchgears. In addition, they were looking for connectors that could perform under extreme weather conditions due to the regional climate characterized by high humidity and low temperatures.

The Solution

TE’s experts offered a switchgear connect solution meeting the technical requirements and environmental challenges of the project:

  • TE´s Raychem Screened Separable Connectors RSTI with silicone components
  • On-site training by TE´s local engineers 
"TE not only delivered separable connectors answering to our challenges, but provided an end-to-end solution including technical support and on-site training."

The Outcome

The silicone components and smart design of RSTI separable connectors has enabled the reliable power connection of the electrical road, even in extreme conditions, and simplified their installation in the compact switchgears. 

TE´s 60 years of experience in cable accessories and material science combined with local support, made this project a success.