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Low-carbon European rail: solutions, opportunities, and challenges

E-CUBE has conducted a study on behalf of Forsee Power - an expert in intelligent battery systems - entitled European Low Carbon Rail: solutions, opportunities and challenges, which focuses on the decarbonization of rail transport in Europe. The results will be presented at the international rail trade fair InnoTrans in Berlin from September 20 to 23.

The study was carried out by soliciting a wide range of market players (rail equipment manufacturers, operators, engineering companies, public authorities, network managers, rolling stock procurement players) to study the various needs, use cases and low-carbon solutions for European rail.

Battery and hydrogen are expected to capture most of the demand for decarbonized on-board traction. In the next few years, regional trains and shunting locomotives should represent the first segments to benefit from these solutions, whereas the decarbonization of freight trains should take place mostly after 2025. As batteries are used in most main alternative traction technologies (H2, hybrid, electric with batteries), the market for batteries could account for €100-200m/ year in the next 10 years over the three main European countries (France, Germany, United Kingdom). Suppliers that have pioneered the supply of batteries to other modes of transport, such as Forsee Power, will be key players to support the transition of rail transport to battery traction systems.

To read the main conclusions of the study, please download the file below :

2022 European Rail Decarbonation_FORSEEPOWER_ECUBE
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Keywords: decarbonation, low carbon transport, rail transport, rail


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