DB traction current mix

Our contribution to climate protection

As DB Group, we will be climate-neutral by 2040. We are using several levers to achieve this objective: the continued commitment to the electrification of lines, the expansion of the proportion of eco-power, the start of the heat transition and the shift away from diesel.

We plan to increase the share of renewable energies in the DB traction current mix in Germany to 80% by 2030.

Share of renewable energies in the DB traction current mix

Data are based on information and estimates available as of February of the respective year.
1) Including additionally procured electricity for all of DB Group’s green services with 100% eco-power (for example Hamburg S-Bahn (metro) or DBeco plus) and taking into account a forecast based on the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare- Energien-Gesetz; EEG) subsidy.

In 2022, we also increased the share of renewable energies in the DB rail traction current mix in Germany. The expansion of renewable energies in Germany also presents challenges. Instead of a small number of large fossil-fuel power plants with a constant supply, we need to upgrade our infrastructure to accommodate an increasingly decentralized energy supply from smaller, renewable electricity producers with a variable output. The LuFV III enables us to carry out the necessary infrastructure measures in the German traction current grid. DB Netze Energy, for example, will set up seven new converters by 2028. We also use sensors and AI so that we can continue to manage the increased complexity of the traction current grid in future with high supply reliability.

Outlook - Strong Rail top targets




Share of renewable energies in the DB traction current mix in Germany (%)



We will continue our measures to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of the DB traction current mix in Germany through a gradual increase in the share of renewable energies.

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