The days of Fossil Fuel are ending - Germany will now run Hydrogen Powered Trains


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Say goodbye to diesel-powered trains because the dream of hydrogen fueled transportation is getting true for Germany. And it won't take more than five years from now. Yes, just five years later,diesel powered trains will be replaced by hydrogen-powered trains and will only be seen as a showpiece in the historic museum.

Leading German firm Siemens has announced the introduction of hydrogen-powered trains along with train operating company Deutsche Bahn.

In a joint statement, the two companies pledged to test the first hydrogen train in 2024 and to introduce regular hydrogen-powered trains by 2025.

The details released by the company said that the hydrogen train will consist of two coaches and its speed will be 160 km per hour. The train can be recharged in just 15 minutes.

The German company says it plans to replace 1,300 diesel-powered trains.

The train has been dubbed the 'Mario Plus H' and has a battery and a few fuel cells that carry hydrogen and oxygen to electricity.

The company says the hydrogen trains will initially cover an area of ​​more than 370 miles. The purpose of introducing these trains is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Thanks to them, 1300 diesel-powered trains will be shut down due to air pollution.

The company says the MyReplus will run between three cities in the German state of Baden-Wrttemberg. The new train will help reduce carbon dioxide by 330 tons per year.

The company says that in the second phase, trains with three coaches will run instead of two, covering an area of ​​1,000 km.

The hydrogen train will run in Germany in 2024.

According to a report by the American broadcaster CNN, it is a conservative estimate that about 40 of Germany's railway network is still without electricity.

According to Michael Peter, chief operating officer of Siemens Mobility, the hydrogen campaign is the latest. It is being promoted to reduce carbon emissions from rail transport. It will also make the environment safer.

A French company called Alstrom tested a hydrogen-powered train in northern Germany between 2018 and 2020, but the experiment was not taken advantage of simply because it compared the railway signaling system to high-speed trains. Will start a new race. 

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