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UK to get world’s first hydrogen-powered digger

The world’s first digger, powered by a hydrogen combustion engine, will soon be on UK roads and building sites following recent Government approval.

The UK Government has given special dispensation, under a vehicle special order, that allows JCB, the British construction equipment manufacturer, to test and use its world-first hydrogen-powered backhoe loader on UK roads.

The vehicle special order given by the Transport Secretary allows JCB to test its new hydrogen-powered machine on the public highway.

This backhoe loader is said to be the first of its kind and offers a pioneering solution to help reduce emissions on construction sites.

JCB has also invested £100 million into the production of hydrogen combustion engines.