Intercity battery hybrid train to be created

Intercity battery hybrid train to be created

Hitachi and Angel Trains have announced a project to create a battery hybrid train for intercity services on TransPennine Express. The work will including retrofitting an existing Class 802 ‘Nova 1’ unit, with test runs set to start next year. It is hoped that such a train will save at least 20 per cent of fuel, and reduce carbon emissions by a similar amount. Assuming that the trials are successful, Hitachi and Angel said they will create a ‘pathway’ for plans to convert the rest of the 19-strong fleet. Angel Trains CEO Malcolm Brown said: ‘Investing in battery technology for our fleet of Hitachi Class 802 trains is critical to delivering a greener service. We are committed to supporting the Government’s net zero targets.’

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