Germany Introduces First Zero-Emission Passenger Train

Germany Introduces First Zero-Emission Passenger Train


Germany will be setting a new precedent for the future of train travel after it introduces the world’s first zero-emission passenger train. The train, Coradia iLint, is powered by hydrogen, and it only emits excess steam. The company, Lower Saxony, has ordered 14 from the French producer, Alstom, and it is expected to be seen around the country throughout 2017. Passengers are expected to be able to ride the greenest train in the world by the end of 2017.

According to the Independent:

The iLint is powered by huge lithium ion batteries, and these get their energy from a hydrogen fuel tank on the roof of the train.

The hydrail can travel almost 500 miles per day at speeds of up to 87mph, and the only sound it gives off comes from the wheels and air resistance.

 

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