New £19 billion ‘e-highway’ network with overhead cables for electric lorries ‘could slash carbon emissions by 5%


By Paul Homewood

h/t AC Osborn


An electric road system which could see a network of overhead charging cables along the UK’s major road network ‘would almost completely decarbonise UK road freight’, a report has found.

The plan, which would cost an estimated £19.3billion, would see National Grid powered catenary cables charge 65 per cent of the nation’s lorries using an extendable rig known as a pantograph- similar to those used on an electric train.

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