A single TEV lane can handle the traffic of 10 lanes of old-school highway.
Watch what happens when prefabricated TEV tracks replace two commuter lanes...
The hard work has already been done: excellent EVs and hybrids have been developed, the software for driverless technology exists.
TEV doesn’t need any breakthroughs, new batteries or propulsion systems to work.
Watch the introductory video and learn more...
ZERO LOCAL EMISSIONS
AND AMAZING ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Because TEV makes electric cars functional way beyond anything that can be imagined today, it could hugely reduce global dependence of transport on petrol and diesel fuels.
Get to know TEV's amazing efficiency with our video of a day in the life of a TEV user...
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
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
We are working with partners Urban Foresight on the next phase of the project. We regularly update on the project through twitter @tevproject
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
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
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
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.
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.