Electric Vehicles Research
May 25, 2021
All-Battery Locomotive Lowers Freight Train's Fuel Consumption
Wabtec Corporation announced a rail industry first as its FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive delivered more than an 11-percent average reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for an entire train. It is the equivalent of over 6,200 gallons of diesel fuel saved and approximately 69 tons of CO2 emissions reduced.