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A Prince’s Jaguar E-Type Could Help Revolutionize Taking Out the Trash

An effort to take 80 million diesel-powered industrial vehicles off the road.

Prince Harry's electric E-Type jaguar might impact UK garbage trucks.

Prince Harry's electric E-Type jaguar might impact UK garbage trucks.

Photographer: Steve Parsons/AFP/Getty Images

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When car fanatics fret about the inevitable end of the internal combustion engine, they worry that the thrilling roar of a V12 Ferrari will be silenced. What they sometimes forget is that it also means the end of blaring seven-liter garbage truck engines roaring down the street at 5 a.m.

Fortunately, a David Beckham-backed company is working to solve the problem of noisy—not to mention pollutant emitting—engines.