On 20.05.2010, unit 146 535 was presented at Hamburg main station as the new Rizzi locomotive. Both sides of the locomotives were decorated with the typical artwork of New York based artist James Rizzi, promoting his big exhibition that took place from 21 May to 4 July at the Bremen Exhibition Centre. The art work is Rizzi's intepretation of the famous Bremen Town Musicians.
Per december 2010, metronom would have liked to start additional services with three extra locomotives: 146 541-543. But there was not an approval for these engines at that moment. Metronom had to find alternative tractive power. This arrived in the form of 146 521.