Germany is set to introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train that only emits steam.
The Coradia iLint provides an alternative to the country’s 4,000 diesel trains and it only emits excess steam into the atmosphere.
The iLint is powered by huge lithium ion batteries. The energies will be collected from a hydrogen fuel tank on the roof of the train.
The world’s first hydro-train can travel almost 500 miles per day at the speed of up to 87mph.
In a statement, Alstom CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge said, “Alstom is proud to launch a breakthrough innovation in the field of clean transportation.”
“It shows our ability to work in close collaboration with our customers and develop a train in only two years.”
The train was first presented at Berlin’s Innotrans trade show and is set to be the first hydrogen-powered train to transport people over long distances.
Testing is set to be carried out by the end of the year before it will be open to the public in 2017.