Electric hookups save Delaware truckers money and fuel

    Electric hookups at Delaware’s Smyrna Rest Area are expected to save more than 40,000 gallons of diesel fuel a year. All while truck drivers rest.

    WHYY’s Mark Eichmann takes a look at the 24-hour electric parking spots at Smyrna, where truckers can charge up without running their engines while enjoying electric power, cable TV, connection to the Internet and heat or air conditioning.

    The spots are expected to eliminate 500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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