Pilsen Company Škoda Electric presented a new tramway which could be operated on tramlines in the Chinese capital, Beijing.
The 100% low-floor five-segment vehicle features a special technical solution, due to which it can be operated even where there is no trolley-line. The vehicle is equipped with a Škoda-design battery drive. Škoda specialists also provide technical support directly in China and they will take part in operational tests.
“Škoda Transportation Group is active and also successful in the demanding Chinese market in the long term. At the beginning of this April, another new tramcar was introduced; it carries the designation 27T. The vehicle, which is technically based on the design of the ForCity tramcar family, meets the latest technical and safety parameters. It can even be driven alternatively by battery or hydrogen fuel cells. Moreover, Škoda Electric is now supplying drives and motors for forty metro sets in the Chinese city of Suzhou. This is a proof that Czech know-how can push through even in the most demanding markets,” Jaromír Šilhánek, the Škoda Electro CEO, said.