Hydrogen-powered trains to run on German rails from 2021

Hydrogen-powered trains to run on German rails from 2021
In this Sept 20, 2016 file photo visitors look at an Alstom hydrogen-powered train at the InnoTrans international trade fair for transport technology in Berlin. Rail passengers in northern Germany will be able to travel on the world's first hydrogen-powered trains in four years' time. French engineering giant Alstom says it has signed an agreement to deliver 14 fuel cell trains to LNVG, a rail company in Germany's Lower Saxony state. (Serene Stache/dpa via AP)

Commuters in northern Germany will be able to travel on the world's first hydrogen-powered trains in four years' time.

French engineering giant Alstom says it has signed an agreement to deliver 14 fuel-cell trains to LNVG, a rail company in Germany's Lower Saxony state.

The trains will begin operating on routes between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude from December 2021.

Alstom said Thursday that the Coradia iLint trains will have a range of up to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) and a of 140 kilometers per hour (87 mph).

Hydrogen engines emit only and are considered one of the cleanest forms of transportation. The trains will replace diesel vehicles on non-electrified tracks.

There are plans to produce the hydrogen using electricity from Lower Saxony's many .


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Nov 09, 2017
Well aren't these German scientists clever. re-inventing the wheel! When Garrett in US in 1935(!!) patented in-car produced hydrogen to fully power the vehicle, using electrolysis with platinum and palladium electrodes and distilled water with an electrolyte. When in the '70s a Swiss scientist had 200 trucks and tractors running on H2, made by using a radio wave through water vapor to efficiently split the water molecule. He was ordered to dismantle all. When in the 70s Mercedes offered Stuttgart to run all their buses on H2, and were refused, natch. When Stan Meyer in the '90s had a beach buggy running on H2 produced with SS electrodes and a pulsing electronic current. .He was murdered in 1998.

Nov 10, 2017
Well aren't these German scientists clever. re-inventing the wheel! When Garrett in US in 1935(!!) patented in-car produced hydrogen to fully power the vehicle, using electrolysis with platinum and palladium electrodes and distilled water with an electrolyte. When in the '70s a Swiss scientist had 200 trucks and tractors running on H2, made by using a radio wave through water vapor to efficiently split the water molecule. He was ordered to dismantle all. When in the 70s Mercedes offered Stuttgart to run all their buses on H2, and were refused, natch. When Stan Meyer in the '90s had a beach buggy running on H2 produced with SS electrodes and a pulsing electronic current. .He was murdered in 1998.


.....wait. Isn't it French making?

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