Regional trains

  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac
  • Bitrac

BITRAC

maximum energy efficiency

The Bitrac design ensures maximum energy efficiency. Its traction units minimise energy losses and optimise consumption. Furthermore, the mass of the carbody structure as well as that of the equipment and supplementary parts has been reduced.

At the same time, CAF carefully chooses all those materials that are used in the manufacture, putting a special emphasis on recyclability. Also, not allowing irreversible joins between parts of different materials aids not only maintenance but dismantling at the end of the train’s service life, and thus their subsequent re-use.

The Bitrac locomotive has been specifically designed so that the regenerative braking has priority over rheostatic and friction braking. In this way, the energy recovered during the braking process is returned to the catenary, and can be used for another train or returned to the electric grid in accordance with the infrastructure characteristics.

Lastly, the optimised Bitrac design also reduces noise emissions considerably when the units are in operation.