On 15 February 2024 the State of California and Stadler have signed an agreement for delivery of six additional hydrogen trains.
On 14 February 2024 Siemens Mobility announced that it has founded the subsidiary Smart Train Lease GmbH to enable customers to flexibly supplement their fleets with rented Mireo Smart battery, hydrogen, and electric units.
Siemens Mobility has built seven two-car Mireo Plus H trains for Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB). The last HMU in the batch left the factory in Krefeld on 30 October 2023 and was transferred to the Siemens Mobility test center in Wegberg-Wildenrath.
On 16 March 2023, Stadler held a conference at the Bussnang plant entitled "Individuality in rail transport", at which its latest products and technologies were presented and it was possible, among other things, to run in a FLIRT H2. In the following we will therefore focus on alternative drives as they are conceived by this vehicle manufacturer.