These days there are many talks on converting fuel cars to some new sources of power: hydrogen or electrical driven, many hybrids appear which use both electricity and fuel. But not many know that already 60 years in some Russian cities there are even big trucks are go solely on electricity without a drop of fuel. The only problem with them
they are wired. Yes, connected to the wires which cover all the major streets of the cities so that such trucks and some passengers trolleybuses (which don't use rails like trams but go just on any surface) are connected. Look at those pics to get the picture of these ecologically safe trucks with 60 years history.
These are photos from Serov city which is located in Northern Ural region of Russia by Alexei Miakishev. A big part of city population earns for their living by mining ferro-chrome from... Ferro-Chrome producing factory's dump. The dump containing the remains and leftovers from the factory's
production was left without any control so hundreds of city people visit it trying to find the some rare ferro-chrome remains to sell in future. It has been reported that this illegal and dangerous for health business is being developed now by city people at a very large scale.