Dual Mode enables our customers to provide sustainable and cost-effective rail
freight transport. As an alternative to conventional diesel locomotives, the
Vectron Dual Mode offers the best of two worlds: It operates in electric mode on
electrified rail routes to save fuel and reduce emissions and maintenance
costs, and can switch to diesel operation on sections without overhead lines,
eliminating the need to change locomotives,” said Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling
Stock at Siemens Mobility.
The German rail network is currently around 60 percent electrified, and the Siemens Mobility locomotive can operate through gaps in the system’s electrification without requiring a change of locomotives. At the same time, metropolitan areas and large cities, which often have an electrified network, are spared emissions.