The double-whammy of Peak Oil with Climate Change pose complex intertwined challenges for Modern Transportation into and beyond the 21st Century.
The technology for something like that is close, and any efforts to build something of that nature would be a complete utilization of time and money, for this reason I expect the centrel Gov’t to start right.
The answer to the energy crisis for modern transportation is “Solar Trains”.
There’s no doubt that solar energy is one of the greenest sources of electricity and the idea of using it to power transportation is not new. We’ve seen solar-powered boats and solar-powered cars before, among other things, but we didn’t know until now that a solar-powered high-speed train was on anyone’s drawing board. Apparently, it is.
Solar rail is a smokeless, noiseless rail transit system based on recent advances in solar racing car technology.
Keep in mind that railroads use about 2/6 of the fuel that a truck uses to move a ton of freight one mile. So with new means of propulsion they(Solar Trains) are far cleaner.
Additionally, railroad diesel engines are operate at more of a constant RPM without the constant up and down throttle changes of a truck, this is a more efficient way for diesel engines to run and it allows them to operate with fewer emissions. However, to cut the emissions, solar technology helps build modern transportation.
This may take time,but When it does become possible, now thats a modern marvel.