News Digest Item
16 Nov 2018

German railway company DB retrofits trains to curb diesel consumption


The German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has unveiled plans to save up to twelve million litres of diesel fuel per year by modernising its locomotives with digital technology, Handelsblatt reports. DB says it wants to save up to 30,000 tonnes of CO2 per year by retrofitting trains on its regional routes, a reduction of seven percent. The digital support technology tells the train driver when to best accelerate and brake and to use topographic features most efficiently, the article says.

Find the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Rail cargo emissions in Germany for more information.

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