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Hybrid & Battery trains speed towards net zero emissions

Transport is the biggest contributor to CO2 emissions. Trains are part of this with many diesel lines yet to be electrified. Track electrification is time consuming and expensive so Hitachi is developing battery and hybrid trains as an alternative. The trains are ‘tri-mode’, able to switch seamlessly between diesel power, overhead electric power, or battery power alone. The technology will help cut emissions and pollution in stations, cities and beyond, helping countries reach Net Zero C02 emissions, faster. The trains could run on battery power alone for 100 km and offer fast charging solutions. As battery and charging technology develops their range will only grow.

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