Gallery: European Trains Could Soon Become Hybrids Thanks to Regenerati...

 
Das MTU-Hybrid-Powerpack ist ein Unterflurantrieb für Triebwagen, das bis zu 25 Prozent weniger Kraftstoff verbraucht und emissionsfreies Fahren z.B. im Bahnhofsbereich ermöglicht. Die Bremsenergie kann in einer Lithium-Ionen-Batterie gespeichert und zum Anfahren, Beschleunigen oder zur Versorgung von elektrischen Verbrauchern im Zug verwendet werden. Der Dieselmotor des Typs 6H 1800 R75 hat eine Leistung von 315 kW, der Elektromotor bis zu 400 kW. Zusätzlich integriert ist eine SCR-Abgasnachbehandlung mit Harnstofftank, um die seit 2012 geltende europäischen Emissionsstufe EU IIIB zu erfüllen.

Image: High-speed commuter train via Shutterstock

In Europe, approximately half of the continent’s trains are electric. However, a new regenerative braking system developed by Tognum daughter MTU could soon see all rail vehicles as hybrids. The system is being trialled in Germany where the world’s first hybrid train now runs between Aschaffenburg and Miltenberg. As the 37 km long route has 14 stops, it is very easy for the braking system to recharge the train’s batteries with power. If the system proves to be a success, it is then hoped that all the trains, whether they run on diesel or electric motors, will become hybrids.

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  1. Ziyad January 3, 2013 at 6:03 am

    “As the 37 km long route has 14 stops”

    by 2015 Germany will have trains on 10km long routes with 20 stops. one stop per half km
    by 2020 Germany will eliminate all cars and everyone will travel by trains. Go down the street, why walk when you can take a hybrid train.

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