Latest Hybrid train Stories

2010-06-09 06:30:00

NEW CASTLE, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Axion Power International Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW), the developer of advanced PbC® batteries, announced today that it will launch a development program with Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC), one of the nation's largest railways, to develop a battery management system that would allow rail locomotives to operate on battery power and recharge their batteries through regenerative braking. Axion Power Chairman...

2010-04-16 07:28:48

Study is a collaboration between General Electric and Technische Universitaet Muenchen Rechargeable batteries may soon provide greater energy efficiency not only for road traffic, but also for rail transport. Scientists at the research neutron source FRM II of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are taking a closer look at a high performance rechargeable battery for future hybrid locomotives. The focus is on a sodium/iron chloride battery manufactured by General Electric (GE). The...

2009-05-12 15:40:00

General Electric Co. plans to seek federal stimulus money to fund construction of a $100 million factory that would build batteries for heavy equipment. The company believes the venture could be a $1 billion business over the next ten years.  The factory, which would be constructed near Albany, New York, would initially make batteries for GE's upcoming hybrid railroad locomotive. The company announced its plan at its main research center in Niskayuna, New York, and said it expects the...

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Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.