All the ME locomotives remain in service in 2014, with the exception of one unit which was scrapped after a fire. However, it is expected that the ME locomotives and the last passenger coaches in service will be replaced by IC3 trainsets when the IC4 trainsets take over intercity services.. But, DSB have given up trying to enable four train sets of the IC4 to be connected, which means that the IC4 can not fill all planned roles.
The units were painted in DSB's blue/red livery, but as of December 2016, they are dark blue. The locos are technically very identical to the NSBDi4.
The chimney is below the air intake of the Bombardier double-decker coaches used in regional services. The air in the couches was found to have a high concentration of diesel particulate matter, which induces cancer. DSB changed the air filters in 2013, providing a DPM reduction of 40%. But the concentration could still induce cancer for train staff, because they spend a long time in the coaches.
ME unit 1533 in the new livery pushing a set of doubledecker coaches out of Valby station.