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World first: Germany test runs zero-emission train

Mar 28, 2017, 7:57 AM EDT
(Source: Med Pal/flickr)
(Source: Med Pal/flickr)

In what is being hailed as a major step towards introducing clean mobility in Europe, Germany recently trialed the world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train that emits no carbon dioxide as it silently runs from one point to another. The train, named Coradia iLint, can achieve speeds of up to 140 km/hour and emits only steam and condensed water when it runs.

The train, designed by French makers Alstom, blends a string of innovative elements such as clean energy conversion, flexible energy storage in batteries and smart utilization of traction power, writes Design Boom.

Didier Pfleger, Vice President of Alstom in Germany and Austria says that a zero-emission alternative for mass transit trains in Europe is a milestone in environmental protection and technological innovation, notes The Telegraph.

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