Pollution-free eCitaro fleet begins operation in Hamburg

After its world premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair in September, the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro is bringing a breath of fresh air to Hamburg, Germany. The company has delivered the fully electric bus to the public transport company Hochbahn AG in Hamburg as part of an order for 20 eCitaro buses. Till Oberwörder, Head of Daimler Buses, handed over the first eCitaro to Hamburger Hochbahn board chairman Henrik Falk. “The Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro is advancing electromobility. In producing the new eCitaro, we have developed a well thought out and sophisticated urban bus concept which will make a decisive contribution towards promoting electromobility in towns and cities,” said Oberwörder. Starting in 2020, Hamburger Hochbahn intends to buy nothing but emission-free buses. It operates about 1,000 buses on 111 lines. The Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro is the first fully-electric urban bus that has been developed and manufactured in Germany. Quiet and emission free on the road, it is an impo...

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