In January 2015, a team of nine loco drivers of B Logistics, based in Monceau, took the initiative to reduce the energy consumpton of 'their' 28 series locomotives (TRAXX MS). Using the existing 2014 energy meters in the locomotives, applying simple formulas, and without technological assistance, the team managed to reduce the energy consumption of the TRAXXs by 20% after two months. The pilot project "E-drivers in 2015" was held exclusively on the route Gomezée "The Petons" (BE) - Aachen West (DE).
Currently, driving techniques are being improved even more, resulting in a reduction of 30%. Aware of the ecological and economic potential, the direction of B Logistics has decided to actively support the project and to encourage the
implementation on the whole route from Antwerp (BE) to Aachen (DE).
To give the project some visibility, B Logistics locomotives 2841 and 2843 got special stickers yesterday in Antwerp.