For Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV), elec-
tric mobility is not some futuristic vision – it is
already reality. Around 125 million passengers
trust in environmental e-powered public trans-
port; they represent a good 80 per cent of all
RNV customers. This core competence has a
long tradition. The first electric trams served the
Rhine-Neckar region as early as the beginning
of the 20th century. The almost 200 kilometres
of the RNV railway network, which is currently
being extended too, are the backbone of public
transport in this region today.
For its fleet, RNV consistently relies on modern
technology as well. RNV was Germany’s first
public transport service to equip all of its new
metropolitan trams with MITRAC Energy Savers
developed by Bombardier Transportation. Thanks
to modern high-performance capacitors which
store braking energy and use it to support ac-
celeration traction, energy consumption for
the cars can be reduced by up to 30 per cent.
On the road, RNV relies on electric mobility as
well. A research project is currently preparing
the use of induction-charged electric buses for
regular service and of maintenance vehicles. In
addition, RNV has continuously modernised its
control centre, so that it can serve as a regional
hub for new mobility models too.
e-moBility on rail and road
Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH
Möhlstrasse 27
68165 Mannheim, Germany
Year of establishment:
1,880 (2011/2012)
EUR 279.4 million (2011/2012)
Georg Nowak-Hertweck
Phone: +49 621 465 1718
Fax: +49 621 465 3262
Public transport plays the pioneering role
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