• Safer Highways

Costain to lead “electric road” trial for HGV charging


Costain is getting government funding for a feasibility study into “electric roads” for battery-powered heavy goods vehicles.


The contractor will consider trials of an ‘Electric Road System’ on a 20-kilometre stretch of road near Scunthorpe.


Electric Road Systems supply battery-electric trucks with electricity from overhead catenaries like those on the rail network enabling HGVs to charge dynamically as they drive.


Costain will get the funding cash as part of a £20m drive by the government to encourage HGV operators to convert to battery-electric vehicles.


Other firms involved in the programme include Leyland Trucks and Siemens.

William Wilson, CEO of Siemens Mobility Limited, 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 trial will help the UK move a step closer to replacing more polluting trucks with clean, efficient electric HGVs.”

36 views0 comments

Recent Blog Posts

NEWS AND UPDATES

© 2022 SAFER HIGHWAYS. CREATED BY LVE THT.

CONTACT

Safer Highways

SO Media Group

71-75 Shelton Street

London

WC2H 9JQ

MENU

Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy
Terms

SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Thanks for subscribing - We respect your privacy.

SOCIALS

  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram

CONTACT US

Thanks for submitting - We will be in touch shortly.

SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Thanks for subscribing - We respect your privacy.

© 2021 SAFER HIGHWAYS. CREATED BY LVETHT.

  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram