Starting tomorrow Japan will begin to operate a commercial hybrid train service on the Koumi Line of the East Japan Railway Company who has been developing and testing the service for many years. Fuel efficiency is increased by about 20 percent and emissions reduced by up to 60 percent plus the diesel engine chips in when extra power is need or when the batteries go dead. Check out the Illustration and read more and the sources below.
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