Germany launched the world's first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains on Wednesday. The new hydrogen-powered trains will replace the 15 diesel trains operated on nonelectrified tracks in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Coradia iLint, the world's first hydrogen train, is manufactured by the French company Alstom. It only emits steam and condensed water while operating, along with a low noise level. These 14 trains use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity that powers the engines. The German government has backed the introduction of these trains to expand the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels. The 14 hydrogen-powered passenger trains are operated by a regional local rail company, Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG).
According to the manufacturer, Coradia iLint trains have a
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