The traction equipment will change the electrical energy derived from overhead power lines, generator or battery into the desired voltage and frequency.
Advanced technology will be installed on 24 of the trains, which will enable tri-mode operation that will power the trains using catenary lines, diesel generator or batteries.
With this system, trains can operate on non-electrified sections of the tracks without using the diesel engine, which reduces the carbon footprint, the cost and electrification.
Around 100 new regional trains which will operate in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Canada and the United States will also receive traction equipment.
This equipment is expected to offer better service, quicker connections, and sustainable commuter service.
AB B Motion B usiness president Morten Wierod said: “With our recently inaugurated production facility for energy storage systems in B aden, Switzerland, AB B has expanded its technology and market leadership in the field of sustainable mobility. We can supply the entire traction chain from a single source.
“AB B has many years of experience in energy storage systems for a wide variety of applications such as in power grids or solar systems. We have now successfully integrated energy-efficient and advanced traction equipment with batteries in modern trains, in partnership with Stadler.”