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Moscow to Get Futuristic Trams That Run 50km on Batteries Alone

The Russia one or R1 debuted last week by tank and train maker UVZ has already been named the “iPhone on Rails”. This next-generation tram will ring an ultra-modern transportation system to thousands of citizens of Moscow.


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This is not just a looker, it features some of the newest technologies to help it get 50 Kilometers on batteries alone. It also has heated steps to warp of ice on cold winter days. The lighting inside changes to affect the mood inside the train it also changes depending the time of day. The new design for the windshield gives 30% better view forward for the driver so he can avoid pedestrians.
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Credit:  Ilya Varlamov & The Moscow Times

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