SCiB™ is adopted for hybrid propulsion system of TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE which is operated by West Japan Railway Company starting June 17, 2017. TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE is a new luxury sleeper train that elegantly captures the concept of
“a hotel moving through the beautiful Japanese landscape – superior quality with a touch of nostalgia.” The train is driven by electric power which is generated by a diesel engine and assisted by SCiB™. During braking, the regenerative energy is stored in SCiB™ and is later used for motor assist during acceleration. This leads to increased energy efficiency and fuel economy, thus contributing to a high environmental performance.