Japan’s first hydrogen train to soon begin trials

Japan will next month begin trialling its first-ever hydrogen-powered train as the country looks to cut emissions from its high emitting transportation sector.

According to the Japan Times, East Japan Railway on Friday (Feb 18) unveiled its hydrogen-powered test train, equipped with a fuel cell and battery system.

Dubbed Hybari, East Japan Railway’s latest locomotive will feature technologies from both Hitachi and Toyota Motor Corporation, following a collaboration agreement inked in October 2020.

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