Earlier this week, Andrew Jones, Highways England and Transport Minister, announced that the UK government is setting up an off-road trial of ‘electric highways’, roads that will charge electric vehicles as they drive on them. Highways England will run the experiments for around 18 months before deciding whether to do an on-road trial.

Jones said:

The potential to recharge low emission vehicles on the move offers exciting possibilities. The government is already committing £500 million over the next five years to keep Britain at the forefront of this technology, which will help boost jobs and growth in the sector. As this study shows, we continue to explore options on how to improve journeys and make low-emission vehicles accessible to families and businesses.

Read the government’s press release here.

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