Germany Unveils First Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia iLint (Download PDF)


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World’s first hydrogen powered, emission-free train in Germany is named Coradia iLint. This breakthrough innovation in the field of clean transportation would signal the phasing out of heavily polluting, diesel-powered trains.

Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia iLint

Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia ILint

Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia iLint

  • Testing will complete by the end of 2016.
  • If successful, trains will service the Buxtehude-Bremervorde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line in Lower Saxony in Germany by December 2017.


  • Powered by a hydrogen fuel tank fitted on its roof. The fuel cell is supplied with hydrogen and oxygen from the air.
  • System backed up by lithium batteries storing the excess power to later supply the train.
  • Only emits steam and condensed water into the atmosphere.
  • Train speeds of up to 87 miles per hour with a hydrogen storage capacity delivering 497-mile range.
  • Fuel cells convert hydrogen and oxygen into electric power and extra electricity is stored in onboard lithium batteries.
  • Totally carbon-free- sustainable alternative to 4000 diesel trains car currently in circulation in the Germany.
  • Uses same equipment as a diesel train but runs on new technology.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 8, 2016


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