April 05, 2017

Alstom’s Prima H3 shunting locomotive certified in Germany

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ALSTOM’s Prima H3 hybrid shunting locomotive has been certified by the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) to operate at up to 100km/h in Germany.

Prima H3 hybrid locomotives are currently being used by Volkswagen, German Rail (DB), Audi, InfraLeuna, Chemion and MEG, and there are currently 19 of them in operation to date.

The locomotive uses new technology to reduce emissions by up to 70%, and is equipped with a 350kW diesel generator.

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