01 December 2016
One of the major milestones of 2016 was definitely a Bombardier tram running 41.6 km without wires – only powered by the light and long-living PRIMOVE batteries. The test run was conducted in Mannheim, Germany, on the network of local public transport operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv).
This great achievement of the teams of rnv and Bombardier has been honoured by the UK industry magazine ‘The Rail engineer’ now. During a ceremony which took place in Derby, United Kingdom, we were handed the award for the ‘most interesting innovation’ of the year.