Product Showcase: Moving with battery power – Bombardier
Posted: 19 December 2018 | | No comments yet
Creating reliable, safe, and sustainable transport that is available to everyone in a world of urban growth and digital change is one of the main challenges of our time. Working with our customers, we at Bombardier create holistic, high-quality mobility solutions that anticipate the needs of tomorrow and maximise value for customers and passengers today.
Combining technology and performance with empathy, we continuously break new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment.
ONE OF BOMBARDIER’S latest innovative solutions is the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 battery electric multiple unit (BEMU). Able to operate on non-electrified track sections, it presents a green and cost-effective alternative to diesel trains.
During travel under overhead lines, it functions as any electric multiple unit. To allow the train to travel across nonelectrified tracks, a BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction battery system is installed on the roof of the BEMU. As soon as an overhead line is available, the pantograph is extended to charge the batteries in just 7-10 minutes; either while driving or standing at a station.
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