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Doubly efficient: EcoTrain

Our EcoTrain is a new modular concept that we have developed for environmentally friendly rail vehicles. We have refitted a diesel multiple unit, by installing an electric motor and storage batteries. By combining diesel and electricity as power sources, it will be possible to make more flexible, economical use of the vehicle.

We have also fitted it with an intelligent energy management system, plus a new climate control system with a heat pump that uses CO2. This project is a joint undertaking with research partners from the state of Saxony, and it receives government funding.