[DE / Expert] BaWü Netz 8 – BEMUs from Siemens?

The state of Baden-Württemberg intends to award Siemens a contract for the delivery of twenty battery electric multiple units (BEMUs) for ‘Netz 8 Ortenau’. 

In Germany’s first technology-open tender for locally emission-free vehicles, the state commissioned the state-owned company Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) to procure new trains as an alternative to conventional diesel vehicles for ‘Netz 8 Ortenau’. The BEMUs will be deployed on routes with and without catenary.