The tender calls for 30 150-seat and 20 200-seat low-floor trains designed to operate on lines electrified at 25kV 50Hz as well under battery power. MAV-Start intends to purchase the 20 200-seat trains first.

Bids will be evaluated according to the following quality criteria with a maximum weighting of 1200 points:

  • general warranty period 24-36 months - weighting: 50
  • traction battery warranty period 120-144 months - weighting: 50
  • large battery range 80-120km at 100km/h - weighting: 50
  • low floor (≤750 mm) passenger compartment ratio 40-75% - weighting: 50
  • synchronous operation insurance with 415-series traction motor trains - weighting: 25
  • maximum capacity on a 200-seat EMU 200-220 seats - weighting: 25, and
  • maximum capacity on a 150-seat EMU 150-165 seats - weighting: 25

The deadline for submission of bids is June 22. The framework contract is expected to run for nine years.

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