Russian Railway Introduced First Hybrid Locomotive

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.