Kiepe Electric and consortium partner Alstom have received an order from Swedish tram operator Göteborgs Spårvägar and county transit agency Västtrafik to supply an additional 40 longer trams. Kiepe Electric is a brand of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles. The first Flexity trams from the previous 40-vehicle order entered service in September 2020. Equipped with vehicle systems technology from Kiepe Electric and numerous subsystems from Knorr-Bremse Group, the new vehicles operate to the highest safety standards, offer high levels of passenger comfort, and further strengthen the city of Gothenburg’s eco-friendly local mass transit services. After completing 20,000 kilometers of rigorous testing, the first batch of partly bidirectional M33 low-floor trams has proved that they can satisfy the customer’s need for highly reliable operation; they are now in regular service. At 45 meters each, the newly ordered unidirectional M34 trams are significantly longer; each vehicle has enough space for 319 passengers – a 50 percent increase in capacity. The key criteria remain the same, however: accessibility, comfort, safety, and sustainability. To help increase their overall sustainability, the traction system supplied by Kiepe Electric was developed with particular emphasis on energy efficiency and ultra-low maintenance costs. The all-electric design of the trams works really well thanks to space-saving hardware, smoothly operating integrated systems from a single source, and Kiepe fleet management for facilitating maintenance.