London is already in the future: it will become the greenest metropolis in Europe. Why will we said it? The issue of mobility in large metropolitan cities has always been a complex problem to be solved with innovative and zero-impact solutions.
At the same time it is essential to keep energy efficiency high. London is one of the cities with the most inhabitants in the world, its territorial extension makes it the third largest city in Europe. In fact, the metropolitan area has about 14 million residents and extends for several tens of kilometers along the Thames valley.
. An electric motor can be powered mainly in two ways: batteries or fuel cells. Single-decker fuel cell and hydrogen buses are already operating successfully. The combination of fuel cells and hydrogen offers a greater range in terms of weight than batteries.
London is already in the future
For example, London and Siemens will be a deal for a new, more sustainable Piccadilly Line. Siemens has developed a metro that sets new standards in its class. In London, the Deep Tube Upgrade Program was born, thanks to the new trains designed by Siemens, passengers are transported in a safe and comfortable environment, while at the same time respecting economic and environmental requirements.
94 new trains will be activated exclusively for the Piccadilly Line. The main innovations designed by Siemens to make the London Underground more sustainable and to facilitate millions of passengers during the journey are the weight optimized trolley, the state-of-the-art energy-efficient traction technology, the energy efficient LED lighting and the air conditioning system.
We talk about sustainable mobility because, in addition to a very high design and comfort, an optimization of energy efficiency has also been achieved. So not only will people be able to enjoy a more comfortable journey on a busy line, but the impact of the Inspiro on the environment will be considerably reduced.
These are the main reasons that pushed the British capital to make mobility more sustainable. From hydrogen buses to the design of new trains for the metro with very high energy efficiency. At the start of the race for green mobility, the idea was to convert the most conventional means of transport into zero-emission vehicles.
An electric motor can be powered mainly in two ways: batteries or fuel cells. Single-decker fuel cell and hydrogen buses are already operating successfully. One of the factors that contributes most to air pollution is that coming from the exhaust gases of cars and means of transport.
In addition, in the underground stations of the London metro there are not negligible levels of aromatic hydrocarbons, such as benzoapyrene, highly carcinogenic.