Wabtec has found another buyer for it’s newest generation of eco-friendly locomotives.

The Union Pacific Railroad announced plans to purchase ten flex-drive battery electric locomotives.

According to the Union Pacific News Release, this is the largest investment in battery technology by a North American Railroad.

It was May of 2021 when Wabtec showed off it’s flex drive locomotive after three months of testing in California.

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It is designed to help lower emissions and noise. The first locomotives are scheduled for delivery later next year.