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Rail, Shipping Could Save Money, Cut Carbon by Electrifying

Although private cars have received most of the attention in the drive to electrify transportation, the “humble electric motor” is powering many other vehicle types, from trains and ships to the Mars rover Opportunity, Fesmire writes. “There’s a quiet revolution going on in the world of transportation—but if you assume it’s mostly about electric vehicles (EVs) like the Nissan Leaf or even hybrids like the Prius or the Volt, you’re missing the bigger picture,” he states. Electricity is already “being used in a variety of less obvious applications to make the movement of goods and people more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable.”

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