28 Apr '12, 2pm

Battery-powered Locomotives – Compellingly Green Economics

Battery-powered Locomotives – Compellingly Green Economics

For the last two years I've been paying increasingly close attention to trailblazing work by Norfolk Southern (NSC ) in the field of battery-powered locomotives. My interest was piqued in June of 2010 when Norfolk Southern hired Axion Power International (AXPW.OB ) to develop a battery management system that would allow rail locomotives to run on battery power and recharge their batteries through regenerative braking. At the time, I believed the decision was positive news for Axion because nobody hires a battery manufacturer to design a BMS for somebody else's product. My enthusiasm was tempered, however, by knowing that an earlier Norfolk Southern retrofit, the NS 999, was unveiled in September 2009 and quickly proved to be an insurmountable challenge for the AGM batteries that were used in the original design. I also knew that a technical development project for a Class ...

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