Our Premise Our Premise
Highways should be faster, safer, cheaper to build and higher capacity. They should enable conventional EVs to have a limitless range and to self-drive
Our Organization Our Organization
We are a non-profit project working with partners to shape the highway of the future and bring it into existence in the next decade or two
Our aim Our aim
We are working with partners Urban Foresight on the next phase of the project. We regularly update on the project through twitter @tevproject
Our design Our design
The easiest way to understand TEV is to view our videos showing animated artist’s impresions of our award-winning highway design here

We have lots of information about TEV on this site, but if you’re looking for a quick summary, read this…

So what is TEV?

  • You can think of TEV like a slot car track, but for full sized cars
  • It could be the fastest, safest, most versatile land transport system ever
  • It uses real production cars, the most developed product in history
  • In the long term, all TEV vehicles will be pollution-free EVs
  • In the short term, modified engine-powered vehicles may also be allowed
  • Dual-mode vehicles can drive on the track and also on normal roads
  • Single-mode vehicles, like driverless taxis and minibuses, stay on the track
  • Private vehicles, public vehicles and commercial vehicles can all use TEV
  • Vehicle size is restricted, however. No big buses or trucks are allowed

Ultra-Reliable Technology and Low Cost

  • TEV uses available modern technology. No technical breakthroughs required
  • Rubber tired TEV vehicles have exceptional traction and braking capability
  • Cost per mile for the factory-built track is less than rail or motorways
  • TEV will be a profitable infrastructure investment paid for by tolls

Ultra Safe System

  • Vehicles can stop from 200km/h in 60 meters, not 3,000m like trains
  • Optional roof keeps off snow, rain or sun. Solar panels are optional
  • TEV has no traffic lights, intersections, crossings, trees, ditches or shared lanes
  • There is no overtaking of other vehicles, just calm, single-lane, automatic cruising
  • Close-coupled convoys enhance safety by eliminating speed differences
  • Restricted-access tracks with side barriers provide incomparable safety

Ultra Energy-Efficient

  • EVs may be up to twice as efficient on a TEV track than they are on normal roads
  • TEV’s high efficiency comes from: steady speeds, streamlined vehicles, reduced air drag (due to the convoy system), banked turns, direct electrical power to the motors and no stopping

Endless Range – With No Battery Problems

  • TEV vehicles never have to stop for refueling – even if they cross a continent
  • EV on-board batteries get recharged while on the track, not discharged
  • EV batteries can be smaller, lighter, cheaper – and last longer due to less cycling

Practical Features

  • Huge passenger carrying capacity: one TEV lane equals 10 normal lane
  • Compact size allows TEV to run on low-cost bridges, tunnels and elevated tracks
  • TEV is faster, door to door, than high speed trains – and more flexible
  • There is automatic parking in airports, cities, stadium, and out-of-town car parks
  • TEV vehicles can climb hills and go around tight curves unlike rail transport
  • Energy comes from wind, solar and hopefully small, safe, liquid-fuel thorium reactors
  • In the next 20 years, more cars are expected to be built than in the auto industry’s entire 120 year history
  • (TEV is)…a utopic vision combining personal freedom of movement and small environmental impact
  • In developed economies, passenger transport volumes in 2050 are expected to be up to 50% higher than in 2010
  • World Bank
  • Lavinia Quine
  • OECD

VIDEOS


Watch the fast lane of a highway transform into a TEV lane and handle 10 times the traffic

A virtual ride on TEV: how TEV’s electric highway ultimately might work

Will Jones introduces TEV: the transportation model for the 21st century

Anatomy of a TEV track: This elevated version of a TEV track is one of many options for TEV electric highway tracks, which can also be directly on the ground, underground in tunnels, stacked, etc.

TECHNICAL BOOKLET

The TEV Booklet covers topics such as vehicle design, computer software, passenger capacity comparisons, energy consumption, track design, parking, stations and stops, energy supplies and project startup strategy.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENGLISH VERSION

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MANDARIN VERSION (2012 translation)

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