The ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and Lamborghini have created a new rail transport concept. RCG is transporting Lamborghini URUS car bodies from the VW factory in Zwickau, Germany, to the Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Modena, Italy. With a transit time of just 48 hours, this is the fastest, most efficient and eco-friendly transport service from Zwickau to Modena.
In fact, road transportation will be entirely replaced by rail. The weekly transport will reduce CO2 emissions by 85 %, going from 2,234 tons to 331 (saving some 1,903 tons of carbon dioxide annually). All this while guaranteeing a total transit time of 48 hours – a record time for this type of transport – from the site in Zwickau to Modena. Again from a sustainable perspective, the only transport by wheel will take place on gas trucks (LNG) and will be that from Modena to the Sant’Agata Bolognese site, accounting for around 21 km out of the total 1,000 km journey.
“Together for sustainable logistics”
The ÖBB Rail Cargo Group’s goal is to shift more freight to rail. Every tonne RCG transports by rail reduces the size of our carbon footprint and is a step towards achieving our Austrian and European climate targets. Currently, 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 a year are avoided thanks to the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group’s rail freight transport services in Austria. With this new rail transport concept, the ÖBB RCG’s sustainable rail transport services helping counteract the vicious cycle of transit traffic on the Brenner Pass. This relieves Austria, especially the Province of Tyrol and its population, of the burdens of air and noise pollution. In the European Year of Rail, this new cooperation is another significant milestone on the way to achieving our European climate targets.