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First Production Citaro Euro VI Units Get Delivered

ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft was the proud recipient of 3 Mercedes-Benz Citaro Euro VI buses—the first production units of the clean bus that rolled off the plant and straight into operation. The transport company based in Wiesbaden, Germany took the delivery of the buses in a handover ceremony that was even attended by Wiesbaden mayor Helmut Muller. It’s no secret that the Citaro Euro VI is perhaps the cleanest bus model out on the market right now, which is why transport companies are lining up to get their hands on these tech wonders. The bus relies on an elaborate new emission control system to help it meet the strict emissions standards of… Continue Reading »

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The New Setra ComfortClass 500

Daimler subsidiary Setra, which manufactures top-of-the-line touring coaches, has just debuted its new ComfortClass 500 coaches. The new Mercedes-Benz-powered models are ready for retail by autumn this year, and they are touted to have superb fuel efficiency along with unparalleled aerodynamic qualities. Setra is banking on the inherent style that the ComfortClass 500 possesses, along with a slew of other desirable features. See, the coaches already comply with Euro VI emissions standards. Aside from that, there are plans to include various safety features like driver assistance systems and other safety elements as indicated by new regulations imposed on tour buses that will take effect within a few years. “With the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes do Brazil Reaches Its Milestone of 400,000 Buses Sold

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has publicized that it has achieved a record of selling 400,000 buses in their country since the company started manufacturing in its Sao Bernardo do Campo plant in 1956. For many years, the company has been the leader with regards to internal sales, last September 2010, the company recorded a 53% market share. This important milestone was brought about by the O 500 RSD chassis. This vehicle, transported to Vicao Cometa, is one of the 123 chassis O 500 units bought by a client in 2010. According to Joachim Maier, sales vice-president of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, “It is a pleasure to deliver the 400,000th bus to Viação… Continue Reading »

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New plant in India to make high-end city buses

Ever been to India? It’s a beautiful country with a beautiful mixture of British and Indian cultures. And now, with Mercedes-Benz entering the foray, it’s even more astounding. Mercedes-Benz India recently started constructing a new facility to house body manufacturing of its city buses. What used to be a foundation plant in Chakan, whose founder is none other than Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and Chief Executive Office Wilfred Aulbur, will now be assisted in the production of city buses by this new facility in Pune. Right now, there is a huge market for high-end town buses, figuring at around 500 units per year. This is already expected to grow about… Continue Reading »

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Citaro hybrid buses prove their worth in Stuttgart

Three Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid buses, with two more on their way at a later date, have been commissioned by Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) after successfully passing practical service trials as far back as December of last year. The Citaro earned a lot of good remarks from passengers that happened to stumble upon the three hybrids being tested for one whole week. Along the inner-city 42 route, the Citaro was able to demonstrate exceptional fuel economy, despite the infamous routes tricky topographic layout. On hand to receive the buses was SSB board member Wolfgang Arnold, alongside him Stuttgart provincial capital Mayor Wolfgang Schuster, as well as Daimler AG board… Continue Reading »

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CNG buses a hit in Los Angeles, California

Orders keep coming for low emission trucks and buses at Daimler Trucks North America and Daimler Buses. Around 130 compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses were ordered from Thomas Built Buses—Daimler Truck North America’s school bus manufacturer—alone. That figure is actually the biggest ever purchase of CNG buses for Daimler. You might be wondering who purchased such a huge order. The answer to that is the Los Angeles Unified School District. The CNG buses should be all be delivered by the fourth quarter of this year. It leaves little surprise that the transportation services division of LAUSD only entertains bidding for buses that run on alternative fuel sources. Right now,… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Buses sets up shop in Uzbekistan, partners with local company Uzavtosanoat

Daimler AG is having a very good year. The Mercedes-Benz parent company is doing so well with premium cars that it has enough resources left to devote to its bus lines. Its biggest market right now for buses is Uzbekistan, which since 1994 has been on the receiving end of their bus exports. Now they’ve entered a deal with Uzavtosanoat JSC to sell of all kinds of buses ant to be able to produce locally. Andreas Lencher, Member of the Boad of Management of Daimler AG, is cheerful about the partnership. He says with production localized, Daimler AG is looking at reduced costs and an even bigger share of the… Continue Reading »

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