Alstom awarded Akasol a contract for the supply of battery systems for more than 40 Coradia iLint trains ordered by the Lower Saxony Transit Authority and the Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association.
The first battery systems, which include heating and cooling equipment, cables and underfloor box, are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2020, and all 40 systems are expected to be delivered by 2021.
Each Coradia iLint train is equipped with two high-performance battery systems with a total capacity of 220kWh. The electrical energy generated by braking is stored in the systems provided by Akasol and released to the electric engines when the train accelerates.
The battery system can be charged in a very short time thanks to its high 3C charging power and features high cycle life and effective thermal management.
In September 2018, the Coradia iLint hydrogen train entered operation on the 100 km of line running between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude. Since then, it has already traveled more than 150,000 kilometers safely, emission-free and silent, and its alternative propulsion technology will contribute to the energy transformation.