|So what did we do?
1. Prove a battery train could operate a real route which we did last October in Scotland carrying passengers over 3 days2. Design a fast-charge system based on existing technology – in this case 3rd and 4th rail – and combine it with innovative developments such as our carbon ceramic shoe as well as making the system autonomous so nothing is live when the train is not in place and no manual intervention is required from the driver
3. Reduce the draw on the national grid by buiding an accompanying battery bank from second-use batteries to trickle charge itself and then ‘dump’ all the necessary power back into the train in a short space of time – about 7 minutes to full recharge after a journey of 60 miles