Accelerating emission-free railway through modular propulsion and energy storage solutions

17 March 2022 13:50 - 14:20

Global megatrends are redefining the mobility sector. The railway industry is striving for greater energy efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint. Innovative & energy efficient propulsion technologies are therefore essential to fully optimize the overall propulsion system and make railways even more sustainable.

Alternative low-carbon and zero-carbon drive systems with embedded onboard energy storage systems are an integral part of this transition. Rolling stock applications place demanding requirements on batteries in-addition to the large diversity in application requirements which require careful selection of the right battery technology.

This presentation will focus on energy efficient propulsion systems and battery technology for rolling stock applications and present a few application examples.

Senthilnathan Mariappan, Product Manager, ABB

Thomas Huggenberger, Product Manager, ABB