German technology is about to introduce the first hydrogen-powered train to transport passenger over long distances. The zero-emission train only emits steam and will be opened up fro public in December 2017.
The Coradia iLint only emits access steam into the atmosphere and provides an alternative to the country’s 4.000 diesel trains. 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 @ speeds of up to 87 mph. The only sound it makes comes off from the wheels and air resistance. Alstom is proud to launch the break through innovation in the field of clean transportation.
There is also interest from Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. Alstom showed its ability to work in close collaboration with their customers and develop this train in only two years. Hydrogen power works when “hydrogen is burned with oxygen” to produce huge amounts of energy, with the only by-product being water.
AWD / Crickey Conservation Society.