New York to ban sale of all gas-powered vehicles by 2035

They need to wait for hydrogen to develop. Lithium is dirty and hard to recycle.

That’s a good question.

That’s what I have been talking about for ages but people from the industry look at me like I am talking gibberish.

Wabtec is betting the FLXdrive will change this dynamic. Housed in a traditional locomotive body, the new battery system drives the axles of the train and uses the kinetic energy of the train’s braking to recharge, meaning the batteries should never run out. The newest version will be a 7-megawatt battery locomotive, which is “100 times the power and energy within a Tesla – it’s dramatically more powerful”, said Eric Gebhardt, Wabtec’s chief technology officer.

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