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FreeDRIVEGREENTECH FREEDRIVE
enables catenary-free running

At CAF Power & Automation we have developed the FREEDRIVE energy storage system, which enables catenary-free running.

FREEDRIVE is a system based on ultracapacitors and/or Lithium batteries and has all the technological benefits of EVODRIVE. It is modular and easy to integrate in new and existing vehicles, whatever the manufacturer.

 

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FREEDRIVE's main characteristics:

  • Totally or partially eliminates the catenary.
  • Reduces the investment in infrastructure and its subsequent maintenance.
  • Over 10km of autonomy with batteries in catenary-free mode.
  • Ultra-fast charge position (less than 20 seconds)
  • Modular configuration that optimises the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)-accumulation systems, infrastructure and maintenance.
  • Non-captive system, applicable to any manufacturer and new or existing infrastructure
  • Plug-in, independent of the traction converter, which means it can be incorporated in existing trains.

 

freedrive catenary free running

EVODRIVE Eficiencia energéticaGREENTECH EVODRIVE contributes to  the energy efficiency of railway vehicles

EVODRIVE is an on-board system developed by CAF Power & Automation to maximise energy efficiency in rail transportation.

At CAF Power & Automation we have developed the EVODRIVE energy storage system, based on ultracapacitors to recover the kinetic energy released on braking.

This energy can be reused, improving the vehicle's energy efficiency. It has been specially designed for trams whose braking energy is difficult to return to the catenary.

 

EVODRIVE: EVODRIVE: Energy efficiency

EVODRIVE's composition

  • Up to 20% energy saving.
  • Modular configuration that optimises the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
  • Non-captive system applicable to any manufacturer and new or existing infrastructure.
  • Plug-in system, independent of the traction converter, enabling it to be incorporated in existing trains..