Schleswig-Holstein public transport authority named Stadler the winner of the contract to supply 55 battery-powered Flirt Akku multiple units. In addition, the manufacturer is to be commissioned with the maintenance of the vehicles over a period of 30 years.
A ten-day objection period now begins following notification to the losing bidders that Stadler is to be awarded the contract. This objection period must expire before the award procedure can go ahead and a legally binding contract can be signed. The supply contract cannot be legally signed until after this deadline, at which point Stadler will provide detailed information about the contract.
Stadler came out on top in the first non-technology-specific competitive tender for vehicles with alternative drive systems (no diesel) in Germany.
Stadler presented the battery-powered Flirt train to the public for the first time at InnoTrans 2018.