This hydrogen-powered train emits only water

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This hydrogen-powered train emits only water

(WFSB, 4/12/17)

Imagine a nearly silent train that glides along its tracks emitting nothing more toxic than water.

That train is a reality.

In March, Germany conducted successful tests of the world’s first “Hydrail” — a hydrogen powered, zero-emission train.

“The new train is 60% less noisy than a traditional diesel train, completely emission free,” said Jens Sprotte of Alstom, the French producer of the train. “Its speed and the possibility to transport passengers match the performance of a diesel train.”

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