New VDE studies to reach climate neutrality in the railway sector
VDE published 3 studies on alternative driving solutions for the railway sector to reach climate-neutral mobility by 2050:
- Technology study: Battery systems for multiple units (pdf document)
- Systemic potential study: Alternatives to diesel multiple units in regional passenger rail transport (pdf document)
- Economic viability study: Evaluation of climate-neutral alternatives to diesel multiple units (pdf document)
Through these studies VDE provides neutral and independent expertise through neutral and independent studies. The aim is to provide solutions to respond to the EU objective to become climate neutral by 2050. The studies focus on the technical, systemic and economic aspects of emission-free drives in the railway sector, offering concrete case studies and clearly defined decision-making criteria. Taking the example of Germany, 40 per cent of the German rail network – one of the densest in the world – has yet to be electrified. Diesel multiple units account for about one third of the train kilometers travelled today.
To learn more about those studies and the approach used by VDE, visit the webpage Alternative drive solutions - VDE