The Vectron diesel version
The Vectron DE is a well-designed diesel-electric locomotive with excellent running characteristics. Like the other Vectron locomotives, Vectron DE meets all your requirements. You benefit from low fuel consumption, maximum ease of repair, extreme reliability in operation, and standard-compliant technology. Vectron DE is currently authorized in Germany and Austria.
Proven concepts in a modern formVectron DE incorporates Siemens’ expertise as a market leader in the production of diesel-electric locomotives in Europe – and in particular, it features the many proven technologies of the Eurorunner. Specific improvements like the placement of the dynamic braking resistor in the machine room and a maximum speed of 160 km/h complete the concept. The result is a modern diesel locomotive adapted to your freight traffic requirements.
In 2012, emissions requirements became even stricter with European Directive EU97/IIIB. It mandated an 88 percent reduction in particulate emissions and a 40 percent reduction in the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx), compared with the previous standards. Vectron DE complies with this directive by feeding the exhaust gas back into the combustion chamber and thereby avoiding NOx emissions altogether. To reduce particulate emissions, it uses a particle filter that’s integrated into the exhaust silencer and therefore requires no additional installation space.
Uniquely reliable and economical
The Vectron DE locomotive’s diesel engine was specifically developed for conditions in railway applications. The single-engine concept employs a minimum of moving parts and so offers the highest possible reliability in operation. Vectron DE also proved itself through its low fuel consumption.
Outstanding performance for optimal operationThanks to its proven diesel-electric drive system with three-phase AC technology, Vectron DE offers efficiency values that are 5 to 10 percent better than diesel-hydraulic efficiency values in all service conditions and on all power levels – with correspondingly low fuel consumption. In operation, it often fulfills the schedules of six-axle diesel locomotives currently in use.
Vectron DE at a glance
Vectron DE facts and figures
Vectron DE – economy in operation