According to the adviser to the director of Gorelectrotrans Sergey Kitaev, the modern contact network has several disadvantages. Firstly, it clutters the road lines. Secondly, the construction of one traction substation, necessary for its operation, is quite expensive (from 100 to 120 million rubles). In turn, the use of hydrogen fuel cells will reduce energy consumption by up to 50%. In addition, the vehicle will be able to move independently of the contact network, the functionary summed up.
The new brainchild "Gorelectrotrans" was called "Tram EUTE." His first trials are scheduled for late August this year. Tests of the new engine and control installation will be held in the Moscow region of St. Petersburg at night for a month. If the innovation meets the expectations of developers, then a similar system in the future will be able to find application both in the rest of urban transport and on the railway.