The future is here! A future that is free from all kinds of pollution. It is here in the form of a train. Coradia iLint is a new-age regional passenger train that is emission-free.
The hydrail is the first of its kindÂ that replaces diesel and electric trains and makes news unique. Wondering how aÂ train can be emission-free? Read on to find out how Coradia iLint works!
Coradia iLint is a new CO2-emission-free regional train and alternative to diesel power.
This environment-friendly train runs by converting fuel cells located on top of it to produce electricity,Â which is done by combining hydrogen and oxygen. The energy so produced is stored in lithium-ionÂ batteries. This train is a gift to humanity given by Alstom, a French company, which has become theÂ worldâ€™s first rail manufacturer to create a low-floor passenger train that runs entirely on a hydrogen fuelÂ cell. The combined effort of German and Canadian companies resulted in an eco-friendly medium ofÂ transportation.
Although it is based on a diesel traction model, the twist in the story is its fuel cell technology that takesÂ care of the environment without compromising its performance. Coradia iLint runs a good 140 km/hÂ with 600 to 800 km tankful. This is as good as any regional passenger train with the additional benefit ofÂ being sustainably developed. It is fully equipped to carry not less than 300 passengers who will beÂ reaching their destination without polluting the environment.
In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, Coradia iLint produces minimal noise when compared toÂ its diesel counterparts. Alstom plans to exhibit Coradia iLint to the world through a Germany pilot program in the year 2018. Coradia iLint is surely a big step towards a pollution-free future. Whatâ€™s yourÂ opinion about this invention?