Lorries could run on overhead power lines motorways in bid to 'decarbonise' ...

Lorries could run on overhead power lines motorways in bid to 'decarbonise' ...
Lorries could run on overhead power lines motorways in bid to 'decarbonise' ...
The truck that thinks it's a tram! Lorries could run on overhead power lines motorways in latest green bid to 'decarbonise' road freight Lorries powered by overhead electric cables could run on Britain's motorways The proposed trial scheme comes as part of a push to 'decarbonise' road freight The scheme could take place on a  2-mile stretch of the M180 near Scunthorpe  It would receive £2mill government funding and could be operational by 2024

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Lorries powered by overhead electric cables could run on Britain's motorways as part of a push to 'decarbonise' road freight.

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Instead of polluting the air with diesel fumes, trucks could run like trolleybuses of years gone by, picking up cleaner power from above.

The lorries would also have a battery to power them to and from the motorway.

A trial scheme has been proposed for a 12-mile stretch of the M180 near Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, which would receive £2million of government funding and could be operational by 2024.

Lorries powered by overhead electric cables (pictured) could run on Britain's motorways. The lorries would also have a battery to power them to and from the motorway

Lorries powered by overhead electric cables (pictured) could run on Britain's motorways. The lorries would also have a battery to power them to and from the motorway

It involves lorry manufacturers

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