• Wabtec unveils heavy-haul battery-electric locomotive FLXdrive

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US-based company Wabtec has unveiled a heavy-haul battery-electric locomotive called FLXdrive amid increasing efforts to decarbonise railway transportation.

The move comes after FLXdrive completed a three-month pilot in California earlier this year.

During the pilot, the battery-electric locomotive covered more than 13,000 miles of track operating at 2.4MW/h. This particular unit was sold to an Australian iron ore mover.

It reduced overall fuel consumption by more than 11%, trimming carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 69 tonnes.

The second generation of the FLXdrive locomotive is currently under development. This train will operate at more than 7MW/h and will reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%.

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