Rail freight manufacturer Wabtec Corporation has officially unveiled the newest version of what it calls “the world’s first battery-electric freight train.” The electric train, known as FLXdrive Battery Locomotive, is no longer just a prototype and has made its official debut in Pittsburgh, PA, following Wabtec’s first sale of the locomotive earlier this week.
Wabtec Stories September 16
Wabtec Stories June 16
In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):
- GM and Wabtec will work together to develop and commercialize electric locomotives.
- The US consumed a record amount of clean energy in 2020, reports the EIA.
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Wabtec 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.