21 May 2021 North America

Wabtec’s All-Battery Locomotive, Flxdrive, Lowers Freight Train’s Fuel Consumption By More Than 11 Percent In California Pilot

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has 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. These outcomes are the result of a three-month pilot with BNSF Railway, the largest railroad in the U.S., where the FLXdrive, the world’s first 100-pe

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