Electric train Stories June 15

General Motors (GM) has announced a collaboration with Wabtec Corporation to attempt to develop and implement its Ultium battery technology into Wabtec’s freight locomotives. GM also plans to develop its HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell systems for Wabtec to commercialize zero-emission, heavy-duty locomotives.

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Electric train Stories April 20

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The Long Island Rail Road will analyze its trains to see whether they can run on batteries alone.
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Electric train Stories February 5

High-speed rail is part of everyday life in many parts of the world – but not in the US, where the car is still very much king. US Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg wants to change that, and so do a lot of US residents and companies, but it’s going to be an enormous challenge.

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Electric train Stories July 3, 2020

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Japan’s new bullet train, with a lithium-ion battery self-propulsion system, is one of the fastest trains in the world.
  • The British government’s development bank will (mostly) end fossil-fuel financing abroad.
  • EV charging infrastructure alliance ChargeUp Europe gains its seventh member, eMobility software provider has·to·be.

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Electric train Stories May 27, 2019

Irish Rail has started a tender process for “the largest and greenest fleet order in Irish public transport history” as it looks to add 600 electric trains to its fleet over the next decade.

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Electric train Stories September 14, 2018

Once actually somewhat common, battery-powered trains, especially full-size ones, are less common these days as third-rail-powered and diesel trains have gained in popularity.

Bombardier is unveiling a new battery-powered train in Berlin this week – “the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in over 60 years.” expand full story

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