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Electrification

For MTU, the future is electric. For over a century, the internal combustion engine reigned supreme, powering everything from huge oceangoing vessels to the monster machines used in mining and construction. But now there is a new contender – the electric motor. But while electric motors are already widely used in automobiles, the use of a straightforward electric drive in an off-highway vehicle remains the absolute exception – the power density gap between diesel fuel and a battery being simply too wide. The solution lies in the hybrid drive, which takes the electric motor and all the virtues it undeniably possesses and offers the best of both worlds. Find out more about MTU's activities in the field of electrification on this web page.  



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Since the end of 2018 Winkelmann has been operating a microgrid at its headquarter in Ahlen.

Alpha Trains to lease hybrids

MTU and Alpha Trains  intend to jointly retrofit Alpha Train’s Talent, Desiro and Lint fleets with MTU hybrid drives.

Hybrid for Coradia Lint

Abellio, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH and MTU plan to implement a new hybrid drive solution on Abellio’s fleet of Coradia Lint diesel trains.

Energy transition on rail

MTU signs a number of agreements for the purchase of MTU hybrid rail drives at the transport technology trade fair 

Hybrid for Coradia Lint

Abellio, Alstom, Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH and MTU plan to implement a new hybrid drive solution on Abellio’s fleet of Coradia Lint diesel trains.

Hybrid systems for ships

As of 2020, MTU will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market. 

Power without overhead lines

Use the brakes to cut up to fuel by 25% and protect the environment. Accelerate faster and travel more quietly. That basically sums up the MTU Hybrid PowerPack. 

Electrifying the diesel

Dr. Peter Riegger, head of the Engineering Development Studies unit, on the future of off-highway-propulsion. and drive technology.

Goodbye turbo lag!

Electrically assisted turbocharging to develop engines that deliver increased agility and lower consumption.