Vectron Dual Mode Tests for DB Cargo
DB Cargo is renewing its locomotive fleet by acquiring new Vectron Dual Mode hybrid locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The framework contract covers up to 400 locomotives and the investment exceeds one billion euros. First deliveries in 2023, according to Railway Supply, quoting Kurier Kolejowy.
The Vectron Dual Mode hybrid locomotives will be specially tailored to DB Cargo’s needs, and by using them, the company will save around 8 million liters of fuel and 17,000 tons of CO2 annually. DB Cargo’s goal is to equip about 70 percent of diesel locomotives with innovative drives by 2030.
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DB Cargo invests in future-oriented, sustainable and economical freight rail transport. Vectron Dual Mode has been developed for freight transport and can use both diesel and electric engines. On the electrified sections of the line, the new locomotives are powered by electricity, saving fuel and reducing maintenance costs.
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