Feb 16, 2023 - 03:37 pm
Stadler first to bring a battery-electric train to the US
Swiss trainmaker Stadler will bring the first battery-electric train to the USA. The company announces signing a development contract with Utah State University (USU) and the ASPIRE Engineering Research Center. Tests will be based on the ‘Flirt Akku’ train model.
Feb 7, 2023 - 04:00 pm
Siemens to deliver battery-electric trains to Hesse
Siemens Mobility has received another order for its battery trains. The Hessian public transport operator Hessische Landesbahn is procuring three two-car Mireo Plus B. The new battery trains will operate on the local lines ‘Oberwesterwaldbahn’ (OWB) and the ‘Unterwesterwaldbahn’ (UWB).
Jan 4, 2023 - 12:04 pm
Croatian national rail orders six battery-electric trains
In Croatia, the state railway HZPP has signed a contract with the Croatian rail vehicle manufacturer Koncar Electric Vehicles for the delivery of battery electric trains and six charging stations to be installed in Split, Osijeck, Varazdin, Bjelovar, Virovitica and Pula.
Dec 5, 2022 - 01:21 pm
Irish Rail orders electric trains for DART+ from Alstom
Alstom has received a further order from Irish Rail, locally known as Iarnród Éireann (IE), for 18 more battery-electric trains under an existing framework agreement. It is part of a greater plan to procure up to 750 electric rail cars for the new regional DART+ network set to open in the Dublin area in 2025.
Nov 15, 2022 - 03:20 pm
Frankfurt’s RMV presents their first fuel cell train
The Frankfurt-based public transport operator Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) presented their first fuel cell train, which will soon be in regular service. From December, the first of the 27 Coradia iLint 54 trains ordered from Alstom will start running on the Taunus network.
Aug 25, 2022 - 12:55 pm
Hydrogen train network goes live in Germany
In the German state of Lower Saxony, the world’s first network with hydrogen fuel cell trains in passenger service has now gone into operation. On the route between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude, 14 hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint regional trains are now in operation, replacing 15 diesel trains.
May 3, 2022 - 03:19 pm
Siemens to deliver seven BEV trains in Denmark
Siemens Mobility has received an order to supply seven Mireo Plus B battery-powered trains to Midtjyske Jernbaner in Denmark. This is the first order for battery-powered rail vehicles in Denmark and part of a pilot project.
Feb 9, 2022 - 02:20 pm
Stadler orders train components from ABB
ABB has received orders worth around €70 million from Stadler for traction technologies and battery systems for commuter trains. The orders also include traction equipment for new locomotives sold by Stadler in Spain.
Jan 31, 2022 - 05:03 pm
Tesla will run a dedicated commuter train to Giga Berlin
Tesla has bought an existing train track from the German regional railway company DRE to better connect to its plant in Grünheide. Tesla plans to run a shuttle train to Giga Berlin at shift change times until the new station is commissioned.
Jan 31, 2022 - 04:14 pm
Union Pacific Rail to test battery-electric locomotives
Union Pacific Railroad intends to purchase 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations. The company expects the deal to exceed $100 million, representing the largest investment in battery-electric technology in the US. The partners are no stranger to the business either.
Jan 20, 2022 - 02:16 pm
Ballard receives follow-up order for train FC module
Ballard Power Systems has received an order for eight additional 200 kW fuel cell modules to support the expansion of Canadian Pacific’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program from one to three locomotives, with expected delivery in 2022.
Dec 13, 2021 - 11:11 am
TfL bans scooters on public transport
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that all privately-owned electric scooters and unicycles, including those that can be folded or carried, will be banned on London’s transport network from Monday 13 December.
Nov 29, 2021 - 02:26 pm
German rail operator DB Regio orders 44 BEV trains
DB Regio has ordered 44 battery-electric multiple units of the type ‘Flirt Akku’ from Stadler for use in the Pfalz network. From December 2025, the first of the 44 multiple units are to go into passenger service on eight routes and replace the diesel trains currently in use by the end of 2026.
Nov 16, 2021 - 02:17 pm
Zero-emission trains for Brandenburg
The Berlin-Brandenburg region will get its first zero-emission regional trains from December 2024. Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) has just ordered 31 two-car battery trains of the type Mireo Plus B from Siemens Mobility. In May this year, NEB already announced plans for six hydrogen trains and associated infrastructure along the RB27 regional railway line – also […]
Oct 18, 2021 - 02:04 pm
Ballard & Forsee announces fuel cell partnership
Fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems and battery manufacturer Forsee Power have agreed on a strategic partnership to jointly develop integrated fuel cell battery solutions for heavy-duty mobility applications such as buses, trucks, trains and ships.
Sep 8, 2021 - 02:46 pm
Alstom debuts battery-electric train in Germany
A battery-electric train by Alstom has completed its maiden voyage on a rail route in Saxony, Germany. The prototype train developed together with TU Berlin started on a roundtrip in the city of Chemnitz. Electric trains of this type are scheduled to go into passenger service from December 2021.
Aug 13, 2021 - 02:12 pm
Technotrans to deliver battery cooling systems for trains
Technotrans, the German technology and services group based in Sassenberg in Münsterland, has been awarded two follow-up contracts in the field of electrified rail transport. More than 100 battery cooling systems are to go to two battery manufacturers, the order volume is in the seven-figure range.
Jul 13, 2021 - 12:14 pm
Skeleton to supply ultracapacitors to CAF
Skeleton Technologies has signed a contract with CAF Power & Automation, a manufacturer of power supply solutions for the railway industry. Skeleton will supply ultracapacitors that will be integrated into CAF’s OESS (On Board Energy Storage System) for trams.
Jun 17, 2021 - 02:47 pm
GM reveals plans for increased e-mobility investment
US automaker General Motors has now officially confirmed that it will increase its investment in electric and automated driving vehicles from $27 billion to $35 billion by 2025, as previously leaked. GM has revealed some details of what the extra funds will be used for.
Jun 16, 2021 - 02:25 pm
Leclanché announces new lithium battery module
Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché has developed a new generation of lithium-ion modules for energy-intensive electrified transport applications on road, rail and water, while inaugurating a new production line for large-scale module manufacturing in Switzerland.
Jun 8, 2021 - 02:32 pm
Hyperdrive & BorgWarner Gateshead acquired by Turntide
UK battery manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation and EV tech firm BorgWarner Gateshead have been acquired by the Silicon Valley-based electric motor developer Turntide Technologies. Turntide will establish operations in Gateshead, England, marking the beginning of a multi-year investment in the region.
May 5, 2021 - 01:47 pm
Fraunhofer IFAM is developing hydrogen trains
Fraunhofer IFAM is working with partners on a new approach to increasing the range and comfort of fuel cell-powered trains. The central idea here is to effectively utilise the fuel cell waste heat for temperature control of the vehicle interior.
Apr 16, 2021 - 01:19 pm
ABB equips electric trains by Stadler in Germany
ABB has become the partner of choice for Stadler Germany, a train maker currently working to deliver battery-electric trains for regional and underground trains in Schleswig Holstein and Berlin. ABB will deliver traction converters and battery system to recharge electric locomotives running through the coastal state and on the underground in the German capital.
Apr 9, 2021 - 02:20 pm
Alstom to construct hydrogen trains for four regions in France
Alstom has received its first orders for hydrogen trains in France. On behalf of four regions, the state railway company SNCF has ordered the first twelve trains developed by Alstom to run on both overhead lines and hydrogen. The order is worth almost 190 million euros.
Apr 8, 2021 - 04:26 pm
Hydrogen fuel cell rail project takes off in Europe
The EU project FCH2RAIL (Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications) with partners from Belgium, Germany, Spain and Portugal is developing and testing a new zero-emission train prototype. Key to the idea is a combination of electricity from overhead wires with a fuel cell power pack.
Mar 22, 2021 - 05:01 pm
500Bn dollars for ‘BUILD Green Infrastructure and Jobs Act’
The governing US Democrats want to invest 500 billion dollars in infrastructure and public transportation electrification over the next ten years. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren drafted the ‘BUILD Green and Jobs Act’.
Mar 17, 2021 - 03:27 pm
Canadian Pacific electrifies locomotives with Ballard fuel cells
Ballard Power Systems announced that Canadian Pacific would employ Ballard fuel cell modules for its Hydrogen Locomotive Program. The HLP aims to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered line-haul freight locomotive by retrofitting a diesel locomotive with fuel cells.