Germany is going to launch trains on hydrogen

Germany is going to launch trains on hydrogen

The train will be able to refuel in just 15 minutes and cover a distance of 600 kilometers.

German railway company Deutsche Bahn and the concern Siemens Mobility intend to launch the train Mireo Plus H on hydrogen.

The vehicle will receive a hydrogen drive, which in terms of power will not be inferior to the electric analogue. The train will be able to move at a speed of 160 km / h and overcome up to 600 km.

Deutsche Bahn is busy developing the station to fill the train in 15 minutes. Hydrogen is planned to be produced in Tubingen, and a maintenance workshop will be built in Ulm.

The companies plan to start testing already in 2024, and it will last for a year in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is ready to finance this project.

Deutsche Bahn is interested in becoming a climate neutral company within 30 years. To do so, it will have to replace 1,300 diesel engines.

Earlier we wrote that in the Netherlands, in the province of Groningen, the Transport Authority announced plans to introduce hydrogen passenger trains, which have previously been successfully tested, into regular operation.