The deal will enable Wabtec to taken benefit of expertise already below improvement
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PITTSBURGH — Wabtec Corp. and Common Motors have introduced they’ve signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on energy methods for Wabtec locomotives, growing GM’s Ultium battery expertise and Hydrotec hydrogen gas cell methods.
Wabtec CEO Rafael Santana stated in a press launch that the corporate’s FLXdrive batter-electric locomotive, which just lately accomplished testing on BNSF Railway in California, “has confirmed its potential to slash carbon emissions by as much as 30% … However we will’t cease there. By working with GM on Ultium battery and Hydrotec hydrogen gas cell applied sciences, we will speed up the rail trade’s path to decarbonization and pathway to zero-emission locomotives by leveraging these two essential propulsion applied sciences.”
Mark Reuss, GM president, stated “Wabtec’s resolution to deploy GM’s Ultium battery and Hydrotec hydrogen gas cell methods additional validates our superior expertise and demonstrates its versatility.”
The deal will enable Wabtec to taken benefit of expertise already below improvement for a wide range of freeway makes use of. GM is setting up battery cell crops in Ohio and Tennessee in a three way partnership with LG Power Options, and can manufacture its hydrogen gas cells in a three way partnership with Honda at a plant in Brownstown, Mich.