Playing with Electric Trains as a Climate Tactic - News Summed Up

Playing with Electric Trains as a Climate Tactic


From Edwin Black's book, Internal Combustion, about the Milwaukee Road, an electric rail system: "Sometimes electrified railways seemed to defy the laws of perpetual motion. Regenerative braking on electric trains is a technology that is over a century old. Eventually, they want to make all 54 of the trains “Infinity Trains." Some more electric train examples:https://cleantechnica.com/2022/01/17/wabtecs-100-electric-locomotive-trickle-suddenly-becomes-international-flood/Germany’s first battery electric train - 61% of their rail system is electrifiedhttps://www.juancole.com/2022/01/germanys-battery-regional.htmlA battery-powered electric train platform: put two together, set a standard shipping container on top of them, and you have an autonomous freight car with none of the emissions of a diesel locomotive. https://cleantechnica.com/2022/01/24/electric-train-cars-coming-from-parallel-systems/In addition, companies like ARES North America (https://aresnorthamerica.com) are now designing grid-scale energy storage projects using electric trains as energy storage, "highly efficient electric motors drive mass cars uphill, converting electric power to mechanical potential energy.


Source: The Guardian July 04, 2022 04:16 UTC



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