The Ministry of Transport, national operator KTMB in Malaysia and China's CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive have signed a €180 million contract for the supply of 22 electric multiple-units of two types.
The order includes 13 EMUs with a capacity of more than 500 passengers, with a maximum speed of 100 km/h. These are said to be equipped with CRRC's graphene-based supercapacitors. CRRC said the 60 kF capacity energy storage would enable 85% of the braking energy to be recovered for use when accelerating.
The EMUs are to be produced at the CRRC’s Batu Gajah plant in Malaysia’s Perak state for delivery by the end of 2018.