- China has become the 1st country in Asia and the 2nd country in the world to launch hydrogen-powered urban trains.
- Germany was the first country to introduce hydrogen powered trains in September 2022.
- Chinese company CRRC Corporations Ltd has made a train which has a maximum speed of 160 KM per hour and can run up to 600 KM without refueling.
- According to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, India is likely to get its first indigenous hydrogen trains by December 2023.
What is Hydrogen-Powered Train?
Fuel cells have been installed in this train, which generate energy by mixing hydrogen with oxygen and in return only water and steam are emitted. This eco-friendly train can travel up to 1000 kilometers in one go and its maximum speed is 140 km/h.