Sweet stuff

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Lor­ries are re­spon­si­ble for re­leas­ing 8% of the UK’s harm­ful emis­sions. Next year, how­ever, zero-emis­sion lor­ries will hit the roads. They’ll be pow­ered partly by elec­tric bat­ter­ies, and partly by glyc­er­ine – an ar­ti­fi­cial sweet­ener nor­mally used in bak­ing. The lor­ries have been de­signed by a for­mer Is­raeli sub­ma­rine com­man­der. “We be­lieve every truck should be elec­tric,” he said.

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