Early 2018 Siemens announced the arrival of a special version of the Vectron – The ‘Smartron’ is preconfigured for freight traffic in Germany, being optimised for ‘cost-efficient operation with high operational safety’. There is only one version, one price, which makes a simple buying process possible.
The Smartron is a normal gauge medium power Vectron with 5.6 MW power output and a top speed of 140 km/h. It weighs around 83 metric tonnes. It functions under 15 kV AC voltage systems and is equipped with the PZB/LZB train protection system.