Talgo reveals propulsion system for hydrogen-powered trains

Spanish train manufacturer Talgo has showcased its hydrogen propulsion system for rail vehicles, presenting a green, innovative and efficient alternative to diesel locomotives.

The system is configured as a modular solution that can be installed on all types of trains but has been specifically designed for the Vittal Cercanías and Media Distancia platform.

Using hydrogen batteries, the system provides energy to the train’s electric motors. The system is powered by renewable energy sources which produces hydrogen that is stored and then 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.

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