A Sheffield magnetic gear company has secured a £1.26m government grant to cut vehicle emissions in the freight industry.
Magnomatics will fit its MAGSPLIT transmission device - a gear and motor - into two lorries as part of a year-long trial.
It is part of a £20m project to reduce pollution that will see vans go electric and lorries running as hybrids or on hydrogen dual-fuel.
The freight industry accounts for a third of the UK’s CO2 transport emmissions.
David Latimer, of Magnomatics, said: “This trial will verify the technology.”