Germany Has Unveiled a Hydrogen-powered Passenger Train

The world’s first CO2 -emission-free train was unveiled in Germany.

The train’s energy comes from combining hydrogen kept in tanks on the train. The energy is then stored in lithium-ion batteries.

The only emissions of the train are steam and water that is condensed.

The firm is analyzing the trains throughout the next year and intends to begin taking passengers in Germany in early 2018 or 2017.

Alstom anticipates its operating costs will be similar to the operating costs of diesel units, though the cost of the trains is yet to be pronounced.