Electric trains are prevalent in passenger rail systems, but they have yet to influence the freight transport industry. That is starting to change. The newest rail electrification effort concerns the St. Louis, Missouri-based company Intramotev, which wants to eliminate diesel fuel from locomotives with a fleet of battery-electric autonomous railContinue Reading

By 2023, India's first hydrogen train will be operational.

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed on Wednesday that India will have its first hydrogen (H2) train built and constructed domestically by December 2023 on the historic Kalka-Shimla route. Vande Metro will be the name given to the forthcoming H2-powered trains. It would first run on historic, narrow-gauge lines like asContinue Reading

hydrogen trains

Germany has invested around $92 million in the world’s first fleet of hydrogen trains. The trains debuted in the German state of Lower Saxony. In the region, 14 trains have been launched thus far by regional rail operator LNVG. These trains generate electricity from hydrogen fuel cells, which drives theContinue Reading


NBC News recently reported on an electric train that never has to be charged. Fortescue Williams, a “hard rock” mining corporation and an advanced EV engineering firm that runs 54 locomotives in Western Australia, has developed and is using this train. The locomotive captures enough energy through‘regenerative braking’ to allowContinue Reading

Indian Railways

Indian Railways has awarded a contract to Hyderabad-based Medha Servo Drives for the conversion of diesel power mode to hydrogen fuel as a retrofit of one Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) rake on the Sonipat-Jind section. Besides, the Railways has also finalized a proposal to implement hydrogen fuel cell-based technologyContinue Reading

Mahle Powertrain

Mahle Powertrain and Allotrope Energy, both located in the United Kingdom, have announced a revolutionary battery technology that might transform EV charging. It is known as lithium-carbon technology, and it provides ultra-fast recharging with high power density. It would be appropriate for a wide range of tiny EVs, including e-scooters.Continue Reading

hero electric

The country’s leading electric two-wheeler maker Hero Electric, which sold around 53,000 electric two-wheelers last fiscal to lead the vertical, also aims to set up around 20,000 charging stations across the country over the next two years to ease range anxiety issues. They also aims to train over 20,000 roadsideContinue Reading