Laboratory testing for Independently-Powered EMU battery

Bombardier's Derby plant is to convert a Greater Anglia Class 379 Electrostar EMU to run on battery power as well as overhead for the IPEMU tests.

UK: Laboratory testing has confirmed that lithium iron magnesium phosphate batteries from US firm Valence Technology meet the requirements for use on the demonstration Independently-Powered Electric Multiple-Unit, which is being developed by infrastructure manager Network Rail, Bombardier and train operator Greater Anglia.

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