SiC Semiconductor Trial on Siemens Mobility Avenio Tram Successfully Concludes in Munich

Siemens Mobility and Stadtwerke München have presented the results of a one-year test trialling silicone carbide (SiC) semiconductor technology in an Avenio tram.

During the test phase, the vehicle travelled 65,000km. The test, a joint research project conducted as part of the European development and research programme PINTA, concluded in August.

Evaluating the test data, Siemens Mobility and Stadtwerke München found that vehicle motor noise fell significantly and that energy use dropped by ten percent.