An important step forward, the only one of its kind in the world, is the introduction of hydrogen powered trains that Germany has finally made a reality.
Commuters from Lower Saxony can take advantage of two latest generation hydrogen trains that produce zero emissions. The contribution made by trains to the protection of the environment, the extent of the investment and the revolution in the public transport sector is not relevant at the moment.
The manufacturer is Alstom and the model name is Coradia iLint: these trains are equipped with a fuel cell that converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. The covered section is the one connecting Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude.
The trains will be autonomous for the whole day of service, being able to travel about 1000 kilometers with only one 'full'. By 2021, fixed filling stations will be installed at the stops of the EVB regional transport system: by that date, in addition, Alstom will deliver another 41 Coradia iLint trains and then the EVB network will be fully hydrogen.
Germany is therefore a beacon in the modernization of public transport for the benefit of technology and environmental protection: already other countries have sent requests for information to Alstom, including the regions of Tuscany and Trentino.