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Austria To Have Hydrogen Fuel Passenger Train


The Coradia iLint of Alstom will operate in Austria under the “Austrian Federal Railways”

Dailycsr.com – 05 November 2020 – Austria is going to get low-carbon rail service for passengers which will be powered by the “hydrogen fuel cell technologies” of Cummins.
Alstom if a railway manufacturer from France who first came up with “world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train” which was named “Coradia iLint in Germany” which ran with the help of fuel cells provided by Cummins. It was a test operation which turned out to be success, whereby following the same the Coradia iLint of Alstom will operate in Austria under the “Austrian Federal Railways”.
The train emits only water and steam as it turns oxygen and hydrogen into electricity with help of “on-board fuel cells”. The train can reach up to “140” km per hour which equals to “86 miles” an hour while it was designed specifically for running on “non-electrified rail lines”.
Cummins Inc. is a world leader in “complementary business segments” offering a “broad portfolio of power solutions” such as designing, manufacturing, distributing and providing services. The range of Cummins’ products include “diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components” like “filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products”.
The company’s head quarter is located in Columbus, Indiana which was founded in 1919. Since its beginning days it has employed nearly “61,600 people” and maintains its commitment towards providing power for a “more prosperous world” under three of its “global corporate responsibility priorities” that play a critical role in creating healthy communities. The said areas are: “education, environment and equality of opportunity”.