Talgo hydrogen train to be ready in 2023

Spanish train manufacturer Talgo yesterday (19th Nov) said its hydrogen-powered train will be ready in 2023.

Called the Talgo Vittal-One, the train is powered by renewable energy sources which produce hydrogen that is stored and later used to power advanced propulsion systems based on fuel cells.

The system is complemented with batteries that increase the acceleration available in the starts, taking advantage of the braking of the train to recharge.

On-track hydrogen technology validation tests will be carried out in a first phase in 2021.

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