Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr (rnv) has placed a €250 million order with Škoda Transportation for at least 80 trams to operate around Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg. The longest of these will be almost 60 metres in length, making them the longest trams in world. The order includes an option for 34 additional vehicles. Škoda described it as the biggest tram export order the company has ever received.