Battery-powered Mireo Plus B decarbonises Europe’s railways

One of the reasons railways are the ‘greenest’ form of transport is that it is relatively easy to power trains by electricity – from overhead catenary or contact rails. However, electrification isn’t always viable for regional or local routes, and Siemens has developed a new platform which allows operators to fully decarbonise these operations efficiently and economically – Mireo Plus.

In Germany, only around 50% of routes are electrified. Drawing on its many decades of experience in building electric trains (Siemens was the most important pioneer of them in the 20th century), it has designed Mireo Plus from the ground up to offer flexibility, range and efficiency.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers.