DB Regio to reduce its diesel consumption

DB Regio intends to reduce diesel consumption by 10 percent, targeting a saving of 30,000 tonnes of CO₂ per year. For energy saving, the company begun to install telematics systems on 1,000 diesel vehicles and hopes that by the end of 2018, 90 percent of the locomotives and railcars will be equipped accordingly.
This will help company to achieve its target to save 30,000 tons of CO₂ per year, equivalent to the emissions through heating and electricity consumption of a small town.
The system will record the diesel consumption while driving and the corresponding data are processed and driving recommendations are provided on displays in the locomotives’ cab allowing driver to drive more energy-efficient.
Deutsche Bahn has set itself a new, ambitious climate protection target, to reduce specific CO2 emissions worldwide by at least 30 percent by 2030. This is a major step toward becoming a completely climate-neutral group, which Deutsche Bahn intends to be in 2050.
Specific CO₂ emissions in regional rail passenger transport and freight transport decreased slightly and since 2006, DB reduced specific CO₂ emissions in rail transport in Germany by about 38%.

Photo: Uwe Miethe

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