With over 4,000 diesel trains in Germany, the country is attempting to reduce its carbon footprint by testing the world’s first zero-emission passenger trains. The train, Coradia iLint, is powered by hydrogen from large lithium batteries and as a result only emits steam into the atmosphere. “The hydrail can travel almost 500 miles per day at speeds of up to 87 mph, and the only sound it gives off comes from the wheels and air resistance,” The Independent reports. The German state of Lower Saxony has ordered 14 from the French company Alstom and hopes to have them open to the public by December of this year. Read the full article at The Independent.