Germany has launched the worlds first Hydrogen Powered train with zero-emission on Monday. It is costlier than the electric and diesel trains but it is Eco-friendly. The trains were designed by French TGV-maker Alstom.
It is used for commercial service in Lower Saxony, Germany.Fueled via mobile hydrogen filling station,the train will began running a 100 kilometer(62 mile) between two town and cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervorde and Buxtehude.
“The world’s first hydrogen train is entering into commercial service and is ready for serial production,” Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge said at an unveiling ceremony in Bremervoerde, the station where the trains will be refuelled with hydrogen.
Alstom has said it plans to deliver another 14 of the zero-emissions trains to Lower Saxony by 2021, with other German States also expressing an interest.
How does Hydrogen train works ?
Hydrogen trains are equipped with fuel cells that produce electricity through a combination of hydrogen and oxygen, a process that leaves steam and water as the only emissions. Excess energy is stored in the lithium-ion batteries. The train can run up to 1000 kilometres on the single tank of hydrogen.