FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive begins revenue tests

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FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive begins revenue tests

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Wabtec's FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive begins revenue tests on BNSF
BNSF Railway has begun testing Wabtec’s battery electric FLXdrive locomotive in revenue service between Barstow and Stockton, Calif. The red and gray FLXdrive locomotive, Wabtec 3000, is spliced between a pair of conventional Wabtec Tier 4 locomotives for pilot runs that will extend through March...

The battery-powered locomotive creates a three-unit hybrid consist that is expected to improve fuel efficiency of the diesel electric locomotives by at least 10%... “The FLXdrive is the world’s first 100% heavy-haul battery-electric locomotive that optimizes the total energy utilization of the entire locomotive consist”...
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