Russian Railways introduced , Russia’s first hybrid locomotive called TEM9N , which was developed by an engineering company, Innovation Development Centre CTM, which is a part of Sinara-Transport Machines. According to the Center of Innovative Development that the SinaraHybrid will devour 30% less diesel fuel and releasing 55% less discharge into the atmosphere than present models.
The locomotive will include four axles and electric transmission with a variable alternating current individual drive to each wheel pair and total capacity of 1,200 horsepower. The Hybrid will be equipped with Lithium batteries accumulators and super condensers offering environment and energy-efficiency.
The Sinara locao was tested in Sverdlovsk Region . Ural Business states, that the model is unique, and is particular strong. The production of the TEM9N is scheduled to start in the beginning of 2013.