With sales heretofore only from German transport companies, Mercedes‑Benz has now announced export orders for its eCitaro low-entry, fully electric drive buses. The German vehicle manufacturer said it has received 20 orders from transport companies in Scandinavia and Luxembourg
Voyages Emile Weber in Luxembourg has chosen nine, two-door eCitaro buses equipped with the maximum number of 12 high-voltage battery packs delivering a total capacity of 292 kWh. Voyages Emile Weber has over 600 vehicles, ranging from mini-buses to luxury coaches.
In Norway, six eCitaro buses are going to Norgesbuss in Trollasen. Norgesbuss, with a total of more than 700 buses, is one of Norway’s leading bus operators. The company has ordered six eCitaro buses that will operate in the capital of Oslo. Ten high-voltage battery packs with a capacity of 243 kWh provide the electricity for the three-door buses. There are also pantographs on the roof for intermediary charging to extend the vehicle’s range.
Finally, Bergkvarabuss in Ystad, Sweden has ordered five eCitaro buses. Daimler said Bergkvarabuss is the pioneer for the eCitaro in Sweden. Ystad, on the south coast, will use two-door rigid buses that are equipped with the full complement of 12 high-voltage battery packs with a total capacity of 292 kWh. With over 1000 buses, Bergkvarabuss is one of the largest bus companies in Europe.
Ulrich Bastert, head of marketing, sales and customer services at Daimler Buses said, “the orders from well-known companies from Luxembourg, Norway and Sweden show the wide range of variants of the eCitaro available. It can be adapted to a wide range of different requirements.” The basic version of the 20 eCitaro models from the three orders varies greatly. What the buses have in common, however, is the high-quality equipment and double glazing, the electrically operated pivot-and-slide doors, comfortable Inter Star Eco seating for intercity operations and USB sockets for charging mobile devices.