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Energy use of electric driven container train in Finland in 2016
Electricity consumption Energy Net load Train weight^
[kWh]* [MJ] [t] [t]
Per train kilometre  19 20 686 1 659
Per container kilometre  0.19 0.2 686 1 659
Per tonne kilometre 0.027 0.03 686 1 659
* Electric energy taken from the catenary
^ Locommotive weight excluded
Backhaul of empty cars doesn't need to be calculated separately as empty cars are transported back connected to other trains.
Electric train has zero emissions in drive
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
LIPASTO unit emissions database
Last updated 6.7.2017