Alstom’s hydrogen train wins the Europe 1 Mobility Trophy
Alstom has been awarded the Mobility Trophy for its hydrogen train, Coradia iLint, in the context of the French leading radio Europe 1 Trophies of the Future…
Coradia iLint is the world’s first low-floor passenger train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which produces electrical power for traction.
This zero-emission train is silent and emits only steam and condensed water. Coradia iLint contains a special combination of different innovative elements: Clean energy conversion, flexible energy storage in batteries and smart management of traction power and available energy.
The hydrogen train is particularly suited for operation on non-electrified networks, enabling sustainable train operation while maintaining high train performance.
The first two trains are currently undergoing tests in Germany and are expected to be transporting the first passengers, in the second half of 2018, in Lower Saxony; the first region to have ordered 14 hydrogen trains.
“Alstom is very proud to be awarded this trophy today. We strongly believe in the future of hydrogen trains, a technology that aims to replace the diesel trains in circulation on European networks,” said Thierry Best, Chief Operating Officer of Alstom, at the award ceremony. “Coradia iLint is the outcome of five years of development by our engineers in France and Germany.”
Coradia iLint belongs to Alstom’s Coradia range of modular trains, which benefit from more than 30 years of expertise and proven technical solutions. More than 2,400 Coradia trains have been sold to date with 1,900 circulating in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Canada.
The 2018 Europe 1 Trophies of the Future recognise researchers, students, entrepreneurs, writers, citizens and elected representatives who, through their actions, want to make things happen and thus contribute actively to the construction of a sustainable and harmonious society.