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TRANSPORT ELECTRIFICATION

Battery-powered freight trains

Curbing carbon emissions will require electrification of transport, but until now most of the innovations have been deployed in the car industry. In a recent article researchers focus on the electrification of another crucial sector, freight trains, but not with the traditional approach of overhead lines — rather with batteries.

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Zenith, F. Battery-powered freight trains. Nat Energy 6, 1003–1004 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00914-6

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