British rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has just ordered a couple of Mercedes-Benz Vito 7-seater minibuses that will serve as the shuttle for its concierge team from its Westwood Leadership Development Centre, located on the outskirts of Coventry, to the Tile Hill station and back. That journey will be made numerous times daily, and the efficiency of the electric vans will definitely provide an advantage. The decision to purchase Vito E-CELL units was arrived at after a full year of evaluation, which was headed by Network Rail’s National Delivery Service Business Support Manager Steve Duffy. Duffy said this all started when they dropped by the Mercedes-Benz area at the Commercial… Continue Reading »
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The first US ComfortClass S 407 CC was delivered from the Stuttgart/Ulm Plant to the United States. Dattco and Martz Group takes ownership of the nine coaches that meets the American Standard for safety, which is not surprising, as Mercedes / Daimler makes sure that all safety requirements are being met before delivering the vehicles to its new owner. First US ComfortClass S 407 CC coach is delivered Martz Group and Dattco take delivery of nine vehicles New-design touring coach meets all American standards Stuttgart/Ulm Following the start of series production in Neu-Ulm, in southern Germany, the first buses in the new Setra ComfortClass S 407 have been delivered to… Continue Reading »
It was launched in mid 2011, and the first time it was seen in public, everybody predicted that it will replace even the most successful city bus in the world – it is the new generation Citaro. And now, the Mercedes- Benz Citaro already got a Grand Award, the Busworld Kortrijk / Belgium. It was made after a team of expert judges from the European Coach and Bus Week tested the buses for a week. They looked at the design, interiors and most especially, the new security features. “ The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro is the first bus, which together with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) can be delivered. We are… Continue Reading »
On September 19, a special ceremony was held to celebrate the delivery of the Citaro to Lucke-Reisen. The company, based in Nordkirchen is the first company in the bus and coach industry that chose the new-generation Citaro, the best selling city bus from Mercedes, which was completely updated in an aim to increase sales and interest for the vehicle. The new Citaro has a safety feature set based on the ECE R 29 standard. With a lighter frame, it creates more protection. Meanwhile, the doors, aside from being lighter, now has pivot-and-slide door at the front entrance. The driver’s area is raised to make sure that he has a better… Continue Reading »
Are you fond of riding in buses? Well some people are, while most don’t have a choice, especially in Spain. And so, Mercedes-Benz is doing its part in providing comfortable transportation to the needy commuters in Spain through EvoBus Iberica. Established in 1998, EBI is the Spanish subsidiary of Daimler Group’s EvoBus GmbH. For more than a decade, this company has been dedicated to producing world-class buses for countries such as Spain. And they’re now proud to pronounce the handing over of their latest platform to major bus operator, Sanfiz S.L. EBI is committed to manufacturing state-of-the-art chassis for different types of buses, namely for rural and urban service, mini… Continue Reading »
The race is on for zero emissions, and Mercedes-Benz is leading the pack in the bus segment. Taking things a step further from Euro 5 emission standard compliance, MB has now upgraded their buses with EEV technology. EEV, which stands for Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle, dramatically improves a vehicle’s emissions without having to add any additional exhaust filter. EEV technology effectively reduces particle emissions by as much as one-third, a giant leap from previous versions. Past versions of the EEV featured SCR technology, which stands for Selective Catalytic Reduction, plus a diesel particulate filter in the exhaust line to cut down as much emissions as possible. The current EEV is… Continue Reading »
Daimler Buses will deliver 460 Mercedes-Benz brand coaches to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. The vehicles were ordered by Autopax Passenger Service Ltd. based in Pretoria, the company is South Africa’s largest operator of regular-service long-distance coaches. Delivery of the Mercedes-Benz travel coaches is set to commence already in December 2009, with the last of the 460 vehicles to be delivered to the customer in late April 2010. Autopax transports almost four million passengers in South Africa each year. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).