E-MOBILITY ON RAIL AND ROAD
"For Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV), electric mobility is not some futuristic vision - it is already reality. Around 125 million passengers trust in environmental e-powered public transport. They represent a good 80 per cent of all RNV customers. This core competence has a long tradition. The first electric trams served the Rhine-Neckar region as early as the beginning of the 20th century. The almost 200 kilometres of the RNV railway network, which is currently being extended too, are the backbone of public transport in this region today. For its fleet, RNV consistently relies on modern technology as well. RNV was Germanys first public transport service to equip all of its new metropolitan trams with MITRAC Energy Saversdeveloped by Bombardier Transportation. Thanks to modern high-performance capacitors which store braking energy and use it to support acceleration traction, energy consumption for the cars can be reduced by up to 30 per cent. On the road, RNV relies on electric mobility as well. A research project is currently preparing the use of induction-charged electric buses for regular service and of maintenance vehicles. In addition, RNV has continuously modernised its control centre, so that it can serve as a regional hub for new mobility models too."