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Old truck engines and gravel become roadside energy storage system

National Highways competition winner charges the future of electric vehicles with help of old truck engines and gravel

Mark Moran
08 August 2022
The e-Tanker
The e-Tanker
Gravel is a key ingredient!
Gravel is a key ingredient!
New uses for old Volvo truck engines
New uses for old Volvo truck engines


A system that uses ex-service diesel engines and gravel to store electricity has been developed by an entrant in a competition funded by National Highways.

Start-up Cheesecake Energy (CEL) says its e-Tanker battery system has the potential to be the greenest in the world and will be able to speed up electric car charging while protecting the grid from overload.

The company was one of 13 successful entrants in an innovation...

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