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Electric cars powered by tidal energy are driving Scotland toward net-zero emissions

Electric cars powered by tidal energy are driving Scotland toward net-zero emissions

-Cars on the island of Yell, located in the Shetland Islands in Scotland, can now be entirely fuelled by Nova Innovation's tidal turbines.

-Unlike wind turbines, tidal turbines are large machines which are anchored to the sea floor and don't visually impact a landscape.

-This environmentally-friendly technology is a first for the UK and has been powering local homes and businesses on Yell for over five years.

-It is hoped that harnessing the power of the tide will reduce the use of combustion engine vehicles and help Scotland reach net-zero.

The future of electric vehicle charging is already in Scotland, and it's helping push the country toward net-zero carbon emissions.

Cars on the island of Yell, located in the Shetland Islands in Scotland's northernmost region, can now be fueled entirely by tidal energy from Nova Innovation's tidal turbines. Tidal turbines are large, revolving machines anchored to the seafloor. Besides fueling electric vehicles, the company explained that Nova Innovation's tidal turbines don't visually impact the landscape or pose a navigation hazard. They also offer long-term and accurate predictability when it comes to powering Shetland's grid.

The company tidal array has been powering local homes and businesses on Yell for more than five years, a company spokesperson told EcoWatch. Now, that same technology feeds into an electric vehicle charge point on the island fueled entirely by the sea.

Nova Innovation's CEO Simon Forrest said, "We now have the reality of tidal powered cars, which demonstrates the huge steps forward we are making in tackling the climate emergency and achieving net-zero by working in harmony with our natural environment."

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