Škoda Transportation presented the latest locomotive for Deutsche Bahn

Company Škoda Transportation ceremonially introduced the most state-of-the-art locomotive Emil Zátopek, which is intended for the German operator Deutsche Bahn.

First locomotives currently undergo a series of demanding tests on the test circuit in Velim. In total, Škoda Plzeň will supply six of these universal locomotives to Germany. „We are delighted that we have successfully developed and produced the latest locomotives for one of the most demanding clients in the world. We have thereby confirmed that the company Škoda Transportation can rank alongside the largest world producers of rail vehicles,” says Tomáš Ignačák, the chairman of the board of directors of Škoda Transportation. „Owing to this reference from the giant that is Deutsche Bahn, doors are opening for us in other tenders.

There is interest for locomotives designed with alternating 15/25kV voltage not only in the German-speaking countries, but also, for example, in Scandinavia, Hungary, Turkey and other countries,” adds Zdeněk Majer, the vice president of Škoda Transportation. Škoda Transportation will supply six new locomotives Emil Zápotek using alternating current of 15 kV/16 Hz for Deutsche Bahn Regio for the track Nuremberg-Ingolstadt-Munich.

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