13 December 2018

CNR to roll out hybrid high-speed trains, Xinhua says

China CNR Corporation Ltd. (CNR), one of the country’s biggest train makers, announced on Tuesday that it will roll a prototype of hybrid high-speed train off the production line in September 2015, Xinhua news agency reported. Changchun Railway Vehicle Co. Ltd., a unit of CNR, will integrate two or three power sources — electricity, battery pack or diesel engine — into the trains, the report said. The design speed of the trains will be 160 km per hour, and they are expected to run on both trunk and branch railways. 

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