With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611 and the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece
Towards greener trains, producing zero emissions
The French company Alstom invented and manufactured the first train in the world that moves from point A to point B without emitting a single molecule of carbon dioxide!
The Coradia iLint is the first train to complete its journey to a test line in Germany using hydrogen cell electricity.
It can develop speeds of up to 80 km per hour, it is silent and, when in motion, it emits steam and condensed water.
It is undoubtedly the greenest means of transport in the whole world. The technology used by Alstom's innovative train still remains quite early, and therefore the cost is quite high. However, the blue train has gained the impression of German citizens, both because of the increased environmental awareness in the country and thanks to the significant noise reduction and the ability to travel up to 1,000 kilometers without refueling.
The success of the Coradia iLint seems to have inspired both the German authorities, who are now asking for the delivery of 14 hydrogen-powered zero emission trains, as well as a number of countries such as Britain, Italy and Canada which, according to the French press, are currently in discussion with French Alstom.
The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months