The future of environmentally friendly travel is here, and Germany is leading the way with the first ever hydrogen-powered rail line starting on Wednesday.
There will be 14 hydrogen trains powered by fuel cells running exclusively on the route in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony. Alstom, the manufacturer of the Coradia iLint trains, and Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LVNG), the railway owner, have struck a deal worth 93 million euros ($92.3 million). EVB, which will operate the trains, and Linde, a gas and engineering company, are also involved in the project.
Five of the trains made their debut on Wednesday, and will gradually replace the 15 diesel trains that currently run on the route, with all 14 running exclusively by the end of the year. Hydrogen fuel can replace around 4.5 kilograms of diesel with just one kilogram.
Read more here