From pothole repairs and grass cutting to winter maintenance and flood water pumping, Telford and Wrekin Council’s latest trial of a ‘Hydrohog’ will go even further in helping reduce its carbon footprint, as part of long-term sustainability initiatives.

If adopted, the multi-purpose, hydrogen powered, compact tractor will use cutting-edge technology for repairs with the council potentially being one of the first local authority to adopt this low carbon option. 

The ‘Hog’ was trialled repairing potholes and patches in Ironbridge by the council’s highways partner, Balfour Beatty Living Places. The trial forms part of the council’s climate change commitments to deliver a more sustainable highway maintenance service that’s fast, safe, and cost-effective.”

Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom webpage

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Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot