Today was an important day for Siemens: today they officially presented the new Vectron platform on the Innotrans Pre-Press Conference in Dusseldorf and Wegberg-Wildenrath, Germany. The Vectron will redefine and widen the Siemens product portfolio for electric locomotives.
Today, two Vectron units were present at Wegberg-Wildenrath. One was making its rounds on the main ring; 193 901, a multi-system high power (6,4 MW) version with a top speed of 200 kph. In the workshops a second unit was available to the always curious press people; 193 921 a 200 kph high-power Vectron for AC voltage systems only, to be certified for Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slowakia and Romania. A third and fourth prototype will be built to get the certification process in the highest gear.
More in dept information will be published soon.