A zero-emission train, which runs silently on a hydrogen fuel cell and emits only steam and condensed water, has successfully completed its first test run.
The Coradia iLint ran at 80km/h on the test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony in Germany on 14 March. The four-week test will confirm the stability of the energy supply system, fuel cell, battery, and braking power is also being tested in the four-week long test.
Extensive tests will be conducted in Germany and Czech Republic in the coming months, to put the train through its paces at a top speed of 140km/h. The first passenger test runs will be conducted in the beginning of 2018.