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SWEG Takes Delivery of 4 Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz Citaro Buses

As part of the SWEG transport company’s efforts to provide sustainable and comfortable transportation, it recently took delivery of four Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses that have Euro VI-compliant engines. This way, the company achieves a truly environment-friendly bus service. Tammo Voigt, Mercedes-Benz Buses & Coaches Head of Public Transport Fleet Sales, personally handed the four Citaro units last June 12 to SWEG board spokesman Johannes Müller. The delivery was done with Winfried Hermann, the Baden-Württemberg tansport minister, and Frank Scherer, the Ortenau administrative district’s chief executive. Among the four units delivered is a special design concept that’s based on some future rail vehicles for use in Baden-Württemberg. It comes with the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Buses Shuttle Service At KIT

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology commissioned a hydrogen filling station on the Campus North, which is a requirement in the introduction of mobile fuel-cell technology. The station will service a pair of Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid buses. The fuel-cell buses will provide a shuttle service to employees and students at the KIT Campus North, the KIT Campus South and the KIT Campus East. Present in the June 11 inauguration of the station was the Mercedes-Benz Buses Region West Sales Head, Ulrich Piotrowski. The inauguration also officially launched the shuttle service of KIT. Hydrogen savings of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid will reach around fifty percent compared to other fuel-cell buses… Continue Reading »


Daimler Buses Provides Vehicles For Austrian Transport Company

The modernization program of ÖBB Postbus GmbH will concentrate on the acquisition of Setra and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. An agreement between ÖBB Postbus GmbH and Daimler Buses will see vehicles delivered to the company from 2013 to 2017. Although the exact number of buses was not revealed, it may reach up to around 400 units. Local public transportation systems are operated by ÖBB Postbus GmbH in Austria. The Managing Director of Sales, Marketing and After-Sales of Daimler Buses Till Oberwörder revealed that Daimler Buses is happy with the trust given by ÖBB Postbus in providing high-quality vehicles. Among the models that Mercedes-Benz will offer to the company are the Citaro, Intego… Continue Reading »


Three New Citaro Euro VI Buses Delivered To The City Of Trier

Three new Citaro Euro VI buses have been added by the public utility company of the City of Trier. Since the emissions from these buses are 80 percent lower compared to previous models, they have a significant contribution to the environment of the city. Since they save over eight percent of diesel fuel, they can reduce the fuel costs for the operator. Around 350 units that featured the Euro VI exhaust system were already delivered by Daimler Buses. The number of Setra and Mercedes-Benz-branded buses that use this environment-friendly exhaust treatment system is expected to exceed 1,700 units by the end of the year. A sophisticated exhaust treatment technology is… Continue Reading »


Budapest Receives First Delivery Of Citaros From Daimler Buses

Budapest recently received the delivery of the first 56 units of Mercedes-Benz Citaros as part of the contract that was signed by the Budapest City Authorities. A total of 159 units of the latest models of the Mercedes-Benz Citaros will be delivered to the city. The vehicles were handed over by Sales and After Sales Marketing Head of Daimler Buses, Till Oberwörder. The handover was witnessed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, Mayor István Tarlós of Budapest and Dávid Vitézy, the Budapest Transport Centre General Director. Also present in the handover were Péter Szepesi and Mátyás Dósa of VT Transman GmbH. The total order includes 79 solo vehicles and… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Provides Fuel Cell Citaros For Davos Delegates

At the World Economic Forum currently being held in its traditional venue in Davos, Switzerland, Mercedes is providing two Citaro buses fueled by fuel-cell technology. As any world citizen knows, unpredictable world events have a way of reaching into the pockets of consumers everywhere, so providing alternative fuel buses to these economic leaders is a nice reminder of the possibilities of alternative technologies. The fuel-cell buses are not unique for this event, as the provider of the two shuttle buses, PostAuto Schweiz AG, has been running 5 fuel-cell Mercedes Citaros since 2011. These Citaros see in regular use on PostAuto  service routes in and around the Aargau canton of Brugg…. Continue Reading »


Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Given EBUS Award

In Cologne, Mercedes-Benz  Market Launch Manager for Mercedes-Benz hybrid and electric buses  Ulrich Piotrowski, together with Mercedes-Benz buses brand spokesman Roman Biondi, accepted the first-ever EBUS award for the company’s fuel cell Citaro hybrid buses. Under the patronage of Dr. Peter Ramsauer, the Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development, the EBUS Award was given in recognition of the efforts that have been made to introduce electric buses into public local transport, and is intended as an incentive to drive forward innovative developments in this sector. In giving the award to  the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid, the judges recognized the fuel cell, lithium-ion battery and electric motor components of the… Continue Reading »


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