The Anonymous Widower

German Trains With Batteries

One of my Google alerts found this article on Rail Journal, which is entitled DB to convert DMUs to bi-mode hybrid trains.

This is said.

GERMAN Rail (DB) has announced it is working with technical universities in Chemnitz and Dresden to develop bi-mode (diesel and electric) trains with lithium-ion battery storage. Between 2017 and 2021 DB intends to convert 13 existing Siemens class 642 Desiro Classic DMUs to hybrid bi-mode configuration.

It seems the Germans share my belief that trains with batteries are the future.

September 19, 2016 - Posted by | Energy Storage, Transport | , , , ,


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