Hydrogen-powered trains could replace diesel engines in Germany – CNN

The Mireo Plus H will be powered by a battery and fuel cells that converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. The two-car train will have a range of 600 kilometers (373 miles), and Siemens said it would also develop a three-car version with a range of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).
“Whether powered by overhead line electricity or hydrogen — the decisive factor is that the energy comes from renewable sources,” Baden-Württemberg transport minister Winfried Hermann said in a statement. “This country wants to be a pioneer in modern, sustainable rail transport.”
Hydrogen has long been considered a promising energy source for rail networks. France’s Alstom (ALSMY) tested a hydrogen-powered train in northern Germany between 2018 and 2020, and has expanded the service into some routes in Austria.
European regulators blocked Siemens’ proposed acquisition of Alstom in 2019, saying the merger would have harmed competition in railway signaling systems and very high-speed trains.

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