Albrecht Neumann, CEO Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility: “We are delighted that our Mireo train has won the German Sustainability Award Design in the Pioneers category. The Mireo combines cost-effectiveness and sustainability and is characterized by a very comfortable, barrier-free travel experience for passengers. In addition, the variants Mireo Plus H (use of hydrogen from electrolysis) and Mireo Plus B (use of batteries) give operators the opportunity to switch to climate-friendly alternatives – and therefore actively protect the environment.”
The Mireo unites high energy efficiency with minimizing resource usage across the entire life cycle and therefore has an impressive impact on climate and resources.
At the same time, providing an eco-friendly and resource-conserving train coupled with innovative design, increases the attractiveness of rail traffic overall for passengers. This promotes broader public acceptance of rail traffic, which in contrast to other means of transportation, represents a far more sustainable form of mobility. The Mireo completely takes into account the needs of passengers with reduced mobility and offers a comfortable travel experience across generations.
In addition, the Mireo is also offered with alternative drive technologies (hydrogen and battery systems). An order for 20 trains has already been placed for the battery operated Mireo Plus B. Together with Deutsche Bahn, Siemens Mobility is developing a new overall system comprised of hydrogen train and special filling station. Furthermore, Siemens Mobility is creating a fuel cell drive together with the Canadian company Ballard Power Systems and RWTH Aachen.