Seize opportunities, drive the future – with a train concept that opens up a new way of seeing thingsDiscover high-speed transport all over again. With the Velaro Novo, a train that not only creates new perspectives but is the result of a new kind of thinking: questioning established routines and fixed thinking patterns. What if we draw from what we know and apply it to something new? If we change our perspective, and discover new possibilities? This is the idea that drove us to develop a train that sets new standards in rail transport. A train that encourages rethinking: the Velaro Novo. Expertise as the basis for a successful concept: interviews with the Velaro Novo experts The experts behind our Velaro Novo tell you what it means to rethink something that already exists. In exclusive interviews, they talk about what inspired them to look at their field from a whole new perspective – and thus make the Velaro Novo unique.
Good news for operators
Spotlight on costs: It’s not just low acquisition costs and pioneering innovations but also its uniquely economical operation that make the Velaro Novo so special. All in all, it was possible to reduce maintenance costs by a total of 30 percent. To achieve this, cost efficiency was an important criterion right from the start during development of the new high-speed train. Tom Kutscher, head of sales for high-speed and intercity trains at Siemens Mobility, played a key role in turning the Velaro Novo into an economically attractive complete package. To ensure that the Velaro Novo remains profitable for operators over the whole lifetime, it was necessary to rethink the train’s economic efficiency and put different key performance indicators to the test. “Not only did we rethink the vehicle concept but we also took a close look at e.g. the maintenance intervals,” Kutscher says.
Operators can react flexibly to requirements while also keeping costs low.Tom Kutscher
With the Velaro Novo, we offer our customers tangible and measurable benefits.Tom Kutscher
One special new development in the vehicle concept is the Velaro Novo’s scalable traction. This innovation also closes a gap in Siemens’ portfolio. “We have the ability to also offer the Velaro Novo at competitive prices at a speed of 250 km/h. This is an enormous advantage,” Kutscher explains. Five years after the project was launched, he’s achieved his goal to make the Velaro Novo more economically attractive. “The Velaro Novo is part of the Velaro evolution and yet also an entirely new product because we took a completely different approach – one that is very closely aligned with our customers’ economic needs.”