World’s first hydrogen powered trains start operating in Germany | GBRI

World's first hydrogen powered train

The world’s first zero-emissions hydrogen powered trains started their commercial run in Germany on Monday. Developed by French rail manufacturer Alstom, the two eco-friendly “Coradia iLint” trains can travel up to 140 km per hour and can run for approximately 1,000 kilometers on a single tank.

The two trains were unveiled at a ceremony at the Bremervorde station where the trains stop to refuel with hydrogen.

In addition to the two Coradia iLint trains worth 81 million euro ($94.6 million), Alstom plans to build 14 more zero-emission trains for other states in Germany by the year 2021.

“Sure, buying a hydrogen train is somewhat expensive than a diesel train, but it is cheaper to run,” Alstom’s project manager Stefan Schrank said.

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