Vectron Dual Mode
Keeps going where the wire ends
The Vectron Dual Mode is the up-to-date answer to changing route requirements. The dual power locomotives unite the advantages of full-featured diesel locomotives with those of electric locomotives. The combination of powerful diesel drive and equipment for using the overhead wire empowers you to respond flexibly at all times to your traction requirements – so you'll always keep moving, with or without an overhead wire.
When subsections become a unified wholeWhenever an overhead wire is available, it should be used. Electrical operation is much more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than diesel operation. But because Germany will continue to have many non-electrified sections of track for a long time to come, many diesel locomotives still run under an overhead wire – without actually using it. This makes very little economic or ecological sense. The Vectron Dual Mode excels in both operating modes, offering a real alternative to diesel-only operation.
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The Vectron Dual Mode gives you ...
Significant savings potential
With the Vectron Dual Mode, you'll handle a wide range of traction tasks much more economically than with a standard diesel locomotive. Every kilometer saves fuel, and thereby reduces energy costs. You'll also reduce the number of hours your diesel alternator set is operating. Altogether, you'll benefit from a reduction in energy and maintenance costs of up to 53%.
Minimal environmental impact
The issue of environmental pollution is becoming increasingly important in cities and metropolitan areas. With the Vectron Dual Mode, you'll make an important contribution to sustainable freight transport. By taking advantage of electricity wherever possible, you reduce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions. This lets you reduce your annual local emissions by 950t of CO2, 6t of nitrogen oxides and 37kg of particulate matter compared with a standard diesel locomotive – and significantly improve your fleet's environmental performance.
With the Vectron Dual Mode, you can count on a combination of the best properties of diesel and electric locomotives backed up by our expertise and pioneering quality. For years now, the Vectron locomotive platform has stood for maximum reliability and operational safety. You benefit from proven technology that you'll be able to rely on tomorrow and beyond.
To plan your operations as effectively as possible, you need maximum availability underpinned by a maintenance solution tailored to your specific needs. This gives you not only reliable vehicles but above all a rapid response wherever it's needed – anywhere in Europe. With our services, we ensure that your locomotives are fit for daily use and, if something goes wrong, we get them up and running again quickly.
Adapted function and performance scope
Boost efficiency and environmental compatibility in your transport and train formation tasks. With the Vectron Dual Mode light. The Vectron Dual Mode light features a less powerful diesel engine than the Vectron Dual Mode as well as shunting platforms and automatic shunting couplers. The locomotive's lower mass also enables it to operate on railway sidings with a lighter track superstructure.