Award ceremony EcoTrain
Innovative and visionary projects are honored and become more visible within the framwork of a German-wide “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” competition.
On November 2, 2016, DB RegioNetz GmbH received the certificate - signed by Federal President Joachim Gauck - for their research project EcoTrain. The award ceremony has taken place in Annaberg-Buchholz.
The conversion of the ‘Erzgebirgsbahn’ railcar happens in cooperation with TU Dresden, TU Chemnitz as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI.
Due to its intended modular hybrid drive system, complete electrified auxiliary equipment and environmentally-friendly CO2-air conditioning, the diesel and energy consumption shall be reduced. Hence, the noise and pollutant emission will be decreased.