The maximum power consumption of a vehicle is approximately 225 kVA.
The dual axle running gear sets are equipped with hard rubber tires which move on the two lower sections of the guideway and permit very low noise rates. They are guided by small side mounted wheels.
Heating for the running gear is not necessary because it is located weather protected inside the guideway beam.
Technical details of the propulsion system
Second Generation Propulsion System
The propulsion system of a vehicle consists of two independent, redundant units which in turn have two parallel connected motors. In case of failure of one system, the journey can be continued up to the final stop
3 x 400 V, 50 Hz
Nominal power of motors
4 x 31,5 kW
Range of revolutions per minute
4 x 90 Nm
Nominal propulsive force
Maximum propulsive forc
> 1,5 m/s²
13,9 m/s (50 km/h)
± 3 cm
Noise level (measured at 50 km/h in 25 meter distance)
< 65 dB/A