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The world's first hydrogen train!

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Energy Market Specialist, Hitachi Energy USA Inc.

Kent Knutson is a market specialist focusing on energy industry intelligence for Hitachi Energy.  He has more than 30 years of experience designing and developing intelligence products for some...

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On August 24, 2022, Alstom announced the launch of the world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. The Coradia iLint design only emits steam and condensed water while operating with a low level of noise. The 14 vehicles in operation with fuel cell propulsion belong to Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH (LNVG). LNVG started searching for alternatives to diesel trains as early as 2012. The Coradia iLint trains have a range of 1,000km. This allows them to “run all day long on just one tank of hydrogen”. 



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