DB Regio Oberbayern will use the 6.4MW locomotives, which are designated class 102 under the German numbering system, on Nuremberg - Munich regional express services as part of the 12-year Ringzug West/NBS concession, which starts in December. The trains will be formed of one locomotive and six Škoda double-deck coaches, operating at up to 200km/h on the Nuremberg – Ingolstadt high-speed line.

Last May the German Federal Railway Authority granted Škoda Transportation a Supplementary Authorisation to Place in Service (SAPS) covering both the class 102 and the similar Czech Railways (ČD) class 380.