Alstom Coradia iLint - LNVG
LNVG first in world to add hydrogen powered trains to fleet
The Lower Saxony Transport Authority (LNVG) will introduce 14 hydrogen powered cars to its fleet in the late summer of 2022, a world first.
The state of Lower Saxony provided €81 million euros for the pioneering project. The innovative multiple unit ‘Coradia iLint’ trains, the first ever passenger trains to be hydrogen powered, are manufactured by Alstom in Germany.
100% emission-free on non-electrified lines
The ‘Coradia iLint’ is the first passenger train in the world to be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell generating electrical energy for propulsion. The process is a completely emission-free alternative to diesel, that only releases water and vapor.
Several other innovations increase the trains’ sustainability, including clean energy conversion, flexible battery energy storage, and efficient energy management. The trains are designed for use on non-electrified lines, allowing environmentally friendly clean train operations anywhere and everywhere.