Alstom intends to remain the world leader in green trains


Alsthom's Coradia iLint hydrogen train set a world autonomy record on Friday, traveling 1175 km, without refueling and without emitting CO2, connecting Bremervörde to Munich. Alstom

DECRYPTION - The French rail giant unveils its 2030 climate plan. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions from its industrial activities by 40%.

Alstom wants to be at the forefront of rail decarbonization. As part of Innotrans (September 20 to 23 in Berlin), the great international train mass, the manufacturer of the TGV, trams and other metros unveils its 2030 climate plan. It aims to “decarbonize our activity and that of our customers with very low carbon and zero carbon solutions», summarizes Cécile Texier, vice-president ofAlstomin charge of sustainable development, Figaro.

Admittedly, rail is already a good student. "A TGV represents an emission of 2 grams of CO2 per passenger and per kilometer while an airplane represents 120 to 150 grams of CO2 per passenger and per kilometre. Developing rail will be key to decarbonizing transport, which generates a quarter of emissions in Europe“says Cécile Texier. "In the future, we want to quantify our contribution to the decarbonisation of the sector while continuing to reduce our own emissions“, she adds.

First part of the plan: a 40% reduction by 2030…

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