First Hydrogen Fuel Train

Hydrogen energy components are a greener method to control vehicles. Be that as it may, they have additionally been cost-restrictive.

Today, however, that is beginning to change — on Monday, German travellers boarded the world's first hydrogen-controlled trains.

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The new trains transport passengers along 100 kilometres (62 miles) of track and can travel up to 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) on a single tank of hydrogen, reaching top speeds of 140 km (87 mph).

Hydrogen fuel cells generate electricity by combining hydrogen with oxygen, and their only byproduct is water. That makes the cells a promising energy source that produces zero emissions and very little noise.

Though they remain pricey, hydrogen fuel cells have advantages over batteries. Instead of recharging, for instance, you can just refuel them like you would a gas or diesel engine. And because train schedules are highly predictable, it’s easier to build refuelling infrastructure.

New research is helping cut the cost of hydrogen, and the fuel source is already in use elsewhere in the world to power buses and cars. Trains are much heavier, though, so powering them with hydrogen instead of diesel could do much more to cut carbon emissions.



Despite the fact that they stay expensive, hydrogen power devices have focal points over batteries. Rather than reviving, for example, you can simply refuel them like you would a gas or diesel motor. What's more, since prepare plans are exceedingly unsurprising, it's less demanding to construct refuelling foundation.

New research is helping cut the expense of hydrogen, and the fuel source is as of now being used somewhere else on the planet to control transports and autos. Trains are substantially heavier, however, so controlling them with hydrogen rather than diesel could do considerably more to cut carbon discharges.

On the off chance that all runs well with these initial two trains, Alstom would like to add another 12 to its Lower Saxony armada. So while they may be the world's first hydrogen-controlled trains, they're probably not going to be the last.

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