"The Vectron Dual Mode combines the best of two worlds: It has a powerful diesel engine and is also equipped for electrical operation. Wherever there is an overhead power line, the locomotive runs quietly without emissions, saving fuel and maintenance costs. With the Vectron Dual Mode, we have developed a sustainable, environmentally friendly and highly cost-effective alternative to conventional diesel locomotives," says Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
Germany's rail network is currently around 60 percent electrified, and the new locomotive from Siemens Mobility can also operate through gaps in the electrified sections, eliminating the need to change locomotives. At the same time, conurbations and major cities, where there is often an electrified rail network, are spared emissions.
The Vectron Dual Mode is based on proven Vectron components. The new locomotive has a gauge of 1,435 mm and weighs 90 metric tons. The locomotive is designed to operate on a 15-kV AC electrical system and is equipped with the PZB train protection system. Regardless of its operating mode, the locomotive develops a rating of 2,000 kW at the wheel rim. The Vectron's diesel tank holds 2,500 liters of fuel. The locomotive's top speed is 160 km/h.
Siemens Mobility will be presenting the Vectron Dual Mode as an interactive model at the InnoTrans 2018. The company will once again be showcasing its products and solutions in Hall 4.2 and in the outdoor exhibition area.
This press release and additional material are available at: www.siemens.com/press/innotrans2018