Alstom's climate-friendly “Prima-H3 hybrid locomotive” is one of our research projects. Our goal is to develop a hybrid locomotive that is, technically and economically speaking, ready for series production.
DB Regio's Bavarian unit is currently conducting tests in Nuremberg and Munich using some of these new-generation shunting locomotives.
Positive results for the environment
DB Regio in Bavaria and its partners from Nuremberg University of Applied Sciences has shown positive results: the locomotives mainly run in battery mode. This enabled them to cut diesel consumption by half compared to conventional locomotives. The locomotives are also quieter than their predecessors, since the diesel engine starts only when the batteries need recharging.
More H3-locomotives for DB long distance
DB long distance’s fleet also includes a new Prima-H3 hybrid locomotive in service at the maintenance depots in Basel and Berlin-Rummelsburg.