The Frying Scotsman? UK hybrid cars to reach EU market via vegetable oil-powered train

clock • 2 min read
The 'I'm a Climate Hero' freight train runs on vegetable oil | Credit: DfT
Image:

The 'I'm a Climate Hero' freight train runs on vegetable oil | Credit: DfT

DB Cargo's novel train, which is named 'I’m a Climate Hero', will ferry hundreds of Toyota hybrid cars from the Midlands to France and Czechia each week

Hybrid cars manufactured by Toyota in the Midlands are to be transported to market in Europe on a novel train fuelled by used vegetable oil, in a "pioneering" initiative announced yesterday. Dubbed...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Access our Intelligence Reports and exclusive data-rich studies on business-critical aspects of the green economy (BG Advanced members only)
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Transport

Credit: Artemis Technologies

Artemis Technologies unveils design for 100 per cent electric ferry

With top speed of 38 knots and a foiling range of 115 nautical miles at 25 knots, new vessels aim to decarbonise the global passenger ferry market

clock 26 September 2022 • 4 min read
A junction in Birmingham, England | Credit: iStock

Could supply chain challenges really stall the electric vehicle revolution?

The cost of energy and raw materials is soaring as geopolitical tensions mount - can the journey to zero emission road transport navigate the latest bumps in the road?

Cecilia Keating
clock 12 September 2022 • 10 min read
The 'fossil-free' bike suspended in the 8.6m cube reflective of its emissions

'Cleanest Dirt Bike Ever': Vattenfall and electric bike firm CAKE unveil 'fossil-free' motorcycle

New 'fossil-free' bike will save around 1.2 tonnes of CO2 in the construction process, showcasing the latest in zero carbon production techniques

clock 01 September 2022 • 2 min read