VIVARAIL, which is offering modern low-cost regional trains to the British and international markets using trains built with former London Underground aluminium coach bodies and bogies has completed its first entirely battery powered train and is making progress with the first diesel-powered class 230 set for West Midlands Trains.

The new battery-powered train has been developed by Vivarail at its own expense. The train is equipped with battery modules, each containing 60 24V Valence Lithium-ion batteries supplied by Lithiumwerks, which replace the diesel power-packs used on the diesel version.


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