Overhead Wires To Charge Electric Trucks

June 18, 2021

Overhead Wires To Charge Electric Trucks

Overhead electric wires will be fitted on motorways as part of plans to ban the sale of all diesel-powered HGVs within two decades.

New e-highways, which will be able to charge battery-powered lorries on the move are among the proposals to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport.

HGV trucks will be required to be powered by zero-emission technology by 2045, as part of the government’s ‘Transport Decarbonisation Plan’. 

A ban on petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030 was unveiled last year.

The Department for Transport will invest £20 million in trial schemes to accelerate the transition to zero-emission lorries. These include the overhead wires and hydrogen HGVs.

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