Government considering new 'electric road system' with railway style pantograph cables

He said: “Investing in proven technologies like eHighways can help us go further and faster to decarbonise the UK’s transport network, and support jobs and growth to level up the country.

“By building on successful trials from other countries like Germany, our ERS consortium M180 trial will help the UK move a step closer to replacing more polluting trucks with clean, efficient electric HGVs.”

Other trials which will be considered for funding include a design for hydrogen fuel cell trucks and new infrastructure.

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