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Start of tests on Hydrogen-powered Train Demonstrator at CAF’s Plant in Zaragoza

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CAF started static tests on the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train being developed for the FCH2RAIL project at its plant in Zaragoza. This demonstrator train is based on one of RENFE’s ‘Civia’ commuter trains, in which a new power generation system has been installed. This system utilises energy from hydrogen fuel cells and batteries on non-electrified sections, and a pantrograph, when catenary is available. It has been integrated into the vehicle’s existing traction system. This Civia train will be one of the first bi-mode demonstrators with this kind of bi-mode traction system.


Holger Dittus

Institute of Vehicle Concepts (DLR)