Newsplus (Berlin): In five years, the European country of Germany will run hydrogen trains instead of diesel trains. The speed of the two-coach hydrogen train will be 160 km per hour.
Leading German firm Siemens has announced the introduction of hydrogen-powered trains in collaboration with train operating company Deutsche Bahn.
In a joint statement, the two companies pledged to test the first hydrogen train in 2024 and to introduce regular hydrogen-powered trains by 2025.
Companies announcing the launch of the German main hydrogen train say that the Mario Plus will run between three cities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The new train will help reduce carbon dioxide by 330 tons per year.
According to the company, in the second phase, instead of two, three-coach trains will be run which will cover an area of one thousand kilometers.
According to a conservative estimate, about 40% of Germany’s railway network is still without electricity.