It takes revolutionary thinking to develop a smart rail drive system like the Hybrid PowerPack. Find out what makes MTU different, and why our Hybrid PowerPack brings added value to operators while benefiting passengers and the environment alike.
The Hybrid PowerPack was developed from the successful MTU underfloor drives: Tried and tested MTU PowerPacks were modified and equipped with additional components and functionalities in order to integrate hybrid technology. The MTU hybrid concept consists of a modular kit with a variety of drive elements. It satisfies all existing railway standards and can be arranged according to customer specifications.
Thanks to its compact design and the use of power-dense electrical machines, the Hybrid PowerPack can be easily integrated in the existing installation space under the floor, both in new rail vehicles or for repowering. MTU EnergyPacks – the energy storage – can be positioned at various places in the vehicle: on the roof or underfloor. The modular design creates great flexibility for operators who are planning new diesel hybrid vehicles or want to convert existing vehicles.
Based on specifications for the hybrid train and the profile of the planned routes, MTU can simulate the lifecycle costs (capital, maintenance and operating costs) of specific projects. This means that a variety of drive options can be defined even before the design stage. Together with you, we then determine an optimal concept based on your needs.