The ES3000 battery locomotive leaves by train to Burgas. This is the fourth locomotive that the Bulgarian manufacturer has delivered to Port Rail over the past year.

ES3000 battery locomotive leaves for Burgas
ES3000 battery locomotive leaves for Burgas

Along with biofuels and hydrogen, accumulated electricity is a promising alternative to traditional diesel in train traction. Currently, a large number of models of hybrid diesel locomotives and electric locomotives are successfully operated in the world, and leading machine-building companies are actively developing fully battery rolling stock.

Express Service is the Eastern European leader in the production of shunting locomotives.

The Bulgarian company has developed a range of battery-powered diesel shunting locomotives and locomotives that can provide almost the entire range of shunting operations in industrial plants, sidings, railway stations and even in the maintenance of light rail transport, reports the Railway Supply magazine, citing Express Service.

ES3000 battery-electric shunter

Development of battery-powered freight locomotives is also being actively pursued in Poland, the Czech Republic and other countries.

A number of industrial models are available today. An example is the products of Express Service OOD, a leading Bulgarian company in the construction and maintenance of locomotives. Since 2005, the company has been offering a range of fully battery-powered vehicles with a rated load of up to 3 thousand tons (model ES3000). These locomotives can save significant funds due to the refusal to purchase diesel fuel and can be used for maneuvers on the territory of repair depots, industrial enterprises and terminals. They are operated in more than 20 countries on 4 continents.

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