The low-floor Elektra tramcar is produced especially for the Czech city of Brno. It is derived from the sister tramcars Elektra Prague and Elektra Wroclaw.
The Tramcar Elektra Brno is a five-section vehicle with a timeless design created in cooperation with the famous Porsche Design studio.
Asynchronous traction motors and microprocessor-controlled voltage inverters, together with the possibility of recuperation, dramatically reduce both energy requirements and maintenance costs.
The electrical equipment is placed in easily accessible compact containers mounted on the roof. The car bodies of all vehicle sections are made of well-proven materials, ensuring a long lifetime and excellent reliability. The Elektra Brno tramcar has sufficient starting and braking power, with all its bogies being driven. Driving on curved tracks is simplified by computer control, limiting speed to a safe value.
An entrance height of 350 mm above TOR enables easy boarding of the vehicle. Full barrier-free access is provided by the retractable bridge plate in the wide door area. Useful low-floor area represents 50% of the entire vehicle floor. Inside the spacious interior, there is plenty of space for passengers with reduced mobility. Comfortable cushioned seats are provided with easily changeable and cleanable covers. For the passengers’ riding comfort, a comprehensible information system is available.
In its basic design for the Brno Transportation Authority, the Elektra Brno tramcar is equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV), air-conditioned driver’s cabin, and a passenger information system with supplementary LCDs.