27 Aug '12, 1am

The road switching locomotive features green technology that reduces pollution

Corvus Energy Batteries for Hybrid Locomotive. The road switching locomotive features green technology that reduces pollution, noise and fuel costs Corvus Energy is providing 16 industrial use lithium-ion AT6500-48V batteries for a prototype hybrid switching locomotive being developed by Alternative Motive Power Systems (AMPS) with the help of a New Technology Research and Development (NTRD) grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. AMPS modular gen-set package with a hybrid gen-set module is the first of its kind in the road switching/short line locomotive marketplace. It is anticipated that repowering a conventional road switching locomotive with AMPS hybrid gen-set package will reduce NOx emissions by up to 98 percent and achieve 65 percent fuels savings. For railcar movement indoors or in sensitive areas, AMPS Hybrid Gen-Set locomotive will be able to f...

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