BatteryFLEX Desiro EMU conversion proposed

Siemens Desiro Class 350/2 electric multiple-units could be fitted with batteries to enable off-wire operation.

UK: An engineering assessment has found that there is a ‘positive case’ for fitting Siemens Desiro Class 350/2 electric multiple-units with batteries to enable off-wire operation, Porterbrook Leasing said on October 15. The company is holding discussions with battery chemistry specialists with a view to producing a demonstrator unit.

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