LEDs light up UK motorway

  More than 1,600 street lights have been replaced with energy efficient ones at a UK motorway. The improvement works took place on the M62 near Huddersfield and Halifax – junction 22 to 25 – and the M621 near Leeds. The new lights are believed to be 53% more efficient, saving the equivalent energy of […]

Dutch trial “glow in the dark” motorway

The images could be straight out of sci-fi reboot Tron – but these glowing roads are far from fictional. The painted lines have just gone on trial in the Netherlands on a 500-metre stretch of motorway in the city of Oss, replacing traditional streetlights. The “glow in the dark” roads harvest solar power during the […]

700 mile road trip puts electric car through paces

Two students from Durham University have put an electric car through its paces by taking it on a 700-mile road trip. Sergio Roldan (pictured left) and Ioannis Sarrigiannis planned the round trip from Durham to Cardiff and back as part of a research project called the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR). The journey with a regular […]

Charge cars for free on the motorway

Motorway service stations will soon be host to an “electric highway” with the opening of a network of electric car charging points. Welcome Break is installing electric vehicle (EV) points at its 27 service stations.Every post will be powered with 100% green energy made at Ecotricity’s wind and solar parks across the UK. Rod McKie, […]