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Siemens Mobility presents Mireo Plus B for the first time at InnoTrans 2022

"All trains should be climate-friendly. Where there are no overhead lines yet, we rely on alternative and climate-friendly solutions. Thanks to the battery hybrid drive of the Mireo Plus B, trains in the Ortenau region will run emission-free from December 2023. The state of Baden-Württemberg is leading the way as a pioneering region in Germany and is financing the introduction and operation of the battery trains as the owner. The procurement is also based on the "lifecycle approach", which means that for the first time we are guaranteeing maintenance and servicing over the entire contract period," says Baden-Württemberg's Transport Minister Winfried Hermann.
"With this order, the state of Baden-Württemberg is investing in the future of mobility. Our Mireo Plus B battery train enables climate-friendly, locally emission-free passenger transport and thus offers a sustainable alternative to the use of diesel multiple units on non-electrified lines. We guarantee the availability of the fleet with maintenance over the entire life cycle," says Gerhard Greiter, CEO Northeast Europe at Siemens Mobility.
The range of the Mireo Plus B in battery mode under real conditions is more than 80 kilometers. The batteries can be charged on the overhead line and by using the braking energy. The battery system is mounted underfloor and includes two battery containers. Long-life lithium-ion batteries are used. It is planned that Siemens Mobility will also take care of the maintenance of the trains for almost 30 years. The trains will be built at the Siemens Mobility plant in Krefeld.
Network 8 Ortenau comprises the routes
  • Offenburg – Freudenstadt/Hornberg
  • Offenburg – Bad Griesbach
  • Offenburg – Achern
  • Achern – Ottenhöfen and
  • Biberach (Baden) – Oberharmersbach-Riersbach
  • Calw – Weil der Stadt – Renningen
In addition to the order for Baden-Württemberg, Siemens Mobility has also received two further orders for the Mireo Plus B: Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) has ordered 31 Mireo Plus B trains in 2021. Seven more trains will go to Midtjyske Jernbaner in Denmark from the end of 2024.
Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.2 billion and had around 39,500 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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Silke Thomson-Pottebohm

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 174 306 3307