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Here’s The World’s First Hydrogen-powered Train

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The Hydrogen-powered trains are able to travel up to 1,000 kilometres on a single hydrogen container.

The hydrogen-powered trains are equipped with fuel cells that generate electricity by coalescing hydrogen and oxygen, parting water and steam as the only emissions.

Here’s The World’s First Hydrogen-powered Train
Here’s The World’s First Hydrogen-powered Train

The world’s first hydrogen-powered train has recently been launched by Germany. The eco-friendly tech based train will run on a 100-kilometre (62-mile) stretch.

Built by French rail transport company Alstom, the hydrogen-powered trains are equipped with fuel cells that generate electricity by coalescing hydrogen and oxygen, parting water and steam as the only emissions.

The hydrogen-powered trains are able to travel up to 1,000 kilometres on a single hydrogen container.

Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge said, “the world’s first hydrogen train is entering into commercial service and is ready for serial production.”

The company plans to deliver another 14 of the zero-emissions trains to Lower Saxony state by 2021.

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are usually hybrid vehicles with renewable energy storage, such as batteries or super capacitors, for regenerative braking, improving efficiency and lowering the amount of hydrogen storage required.