THALES: hybrid tram train with on-board ultracapacitors
Joined research project of SNCF, INRETS, ALSTOM, CONNEX, EDF and RATP
Assessment of the technical feasibility of a hybrid vehicle with ultracapacitor storage and development of a bench demonstrator
The current project aims at testing a bench demonstrator vehicle(s)
The project studies the technical feasibility and the economic and environmental performance of a catenary-free city tram-train or tramway operating with energy supplied by on-board double-layer capacitors charged at stations. The project is divided into 2 phases: study and bench demonstrator. The project is partly funded by the French PREDIT programme.