According to the Japan Times, East Japan Railway on Friday (Feb 18) unveiled its hydrogen-powered test train, equipped with a fuel cell and battery system.

Dubbed Hybari, East Japan Railway’s latest locomotive will feature technologies from both Hitachi and Toyota Motor Corporation, following a collaboration agreement inked in October 2020.

It has been reported that the train costs approximately $35m and can travel up to 140 kilometres at a top speed of 100km/h on a single fuelling of hydrogen.

The Japan Times believes that East Japan Railway will next month test run the two-car train on the Nanbu Line as it aims to commence commercial use in 2030.

Making hydrogen happen

This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive virtual event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, including a Women in Green Hydrogen panel.

Confirmed speakers include the Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel, BMW, Michelin and more.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your ticket for €79, click here.