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Get to your destination with renewable power

Taking the train protects the climate. Since the beginning of 2018, all our customers in DB Long-distance travel on our ICE, IC and EC trains within Germany by 100% renewable power. This makes DB the largest user of renewable power in Germany today. This is green. And forward-looking.

A major target of ours is to be 100% climate neutral by 2040. The share of renewable energy in DB´s traction current mix already come to 68%. We aim to make our traction power 80% green by 2030 and 100% green by 2038. The start of the next decade will be a key milestone: by 2030, we want to cut specific greenhouse gas emissions by more than half.

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Share of renewable power in the traction current mix

Our passengers in regional and local transport also travel green. All trains on the Hamburg S-Bahn network run entirely on renewables. Since 2020, our customers travel by 100% renewable power on electrified regional lines in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg as well. And in Schleswig Holstein, our regional and local transport customers have been using 100 percent renewable power since the beginning of 2023, provided that rail transport is operated in electric traction. 

More green electricity and less CO2 is also the aim behind DB Cargo's Climate+ product. We give logistics customers the option to have their goods transported by rail using 100% renewable power. To do this, we feed the required volumes of power from renewable sources into our traction power network.