Transportation companies are exploring the potential of electric cars to be used on freight trains to reduce CO2 emissions.
Transporting freight between cities using electric trains could be an alternative to building new high-speed rail lines that would be costly and impractical, according to two people familiar with the matter.
At the same time, electric cars could reduce the amount of carbon emissions a car emits on a typical trip between a freight hub and the city, one of the people said.
The people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the work is not public, said the companies are also exploring whether electric trains can be used to transport freight between large cities.
An electric train would require no additional infrastructure and would not require a dedicated power grid, such as those that power airports and other major cities.
The cost of a train traveling on electric power is about the same as that of a diesel train, which travels at about 35 miles per hour, the people added.
Electric cars could be used by railroads to move coal and natural gas from the fields that make up the heart of America’s coal-fired power plants to ports and other power plants.
Coal is an essential fuel for the power plants, which are a major source of carbon pollution.
The U.S. coal industry produces about a third of all the carbon dioxide produced in the country.
The United States produces about half of the world’s coal, and the nation relies on it for electricity generation.
In the coming decades, electric trains are expected to become more common, the two people said, but this is a first.
Many countries, including the United States, have been developing their own electric-train networks and are currently building more of them.
Several U.K.-based companies are developing electric trains, including British-owned TfL and Swiss-owned Energetica, according a spokeswoman for the companies.
But the potential for an electric train is huge, said Andrew P. Chapple, a professor of engineering and environmental engineering at Ohio State University.
Electric trains would be much easier to operate than diesel-powered trains, he said.
Electric cars, on the other hand, have a much higher carbon footprint than diesel vehicles.
Electric train drivers need to be able to see the train ahead of time, and they have to be aware of the distance ahead of them, which makes them more difficult to manage.
Electric motors are also far more fuel efficient than diesel motors, he added.
“It makes sense to make the electric train as efficient as possible.”
Electric trains are already being used by a number of companies, including Amtrak and the New York-New Jersey commuter rail system.
The first such electric train operated in North America, on a line in the Hudson Valley, was operated in 2005, according, to the U.N. International Transport Union.
It used the same batteries as a diesel-based train.
Electric trains have a long history, dating back to the 18th century.
In 1842, the British inventor George Newton introduced the first electric motor to move a carriage.
It was an improvement over the steam locomotives that powered the first steam-powered cars, which were a major improvement on horses.
Electric cars were first used in the United Kingdom in the late 1800s, and were eventually adopted by the British railway companies as well.
The British Railways was the first to sell passenger trains using electric cars, in the 1950s.