HGVs with hybrid drive technology for use on electrified routes

ID

339426

DESCRIPTION
Still Image
CAPTION
The HGVs are always driven by an electric motor. On electrified routes, the electric motor takes its power from an overhead contact line. The pantograph transmits the power from the overhead contact line to the HGV's drive system. The HGV is also equipped with a powerful diesel engine for non-electrified routes. With optimum efficiency, this engine drives an onboard generator which in turn generates the power required to drive the electric motor. When overtaking other vehicles or operating on non-electrified routes, the vehicle can change over to conventional diesel engine operation or operation on an energy storage system.
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Contacts

  • Ashley Ball
    Siemens USA
    United States
    202-730-1023