Catenary lines could power lorries
The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight has proposed a network of overhead catenary lines to power electric lorries.
The thinktank estimates that it would cost £19.3 billion to construct, but noted that electrifying the UK road network would cover 65 per cent of the distance travelled by HGVs. This could support the UK’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
Electrical Review reports that, according to the group, the electrification infrastructure could pay-back its investors in just 15 years, through the profit margin on electricity sales. This could make the infrastructure investment a unique opportunity for private investors.