Five eCitaro Buses For German Transport Operator
By Mike Brezonick17 December 2020
With its order of five new Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses, Bremen’s public transport provider Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) is taking a major step towards the electrification of its local public transport offering. Delivery of the locally emission-free eCitaro buses will take place in early 2022.
The three-door rigid buses are equipped with seven solid-state battery packs that provide a total capacity of 441 kWh, which is designed to provide a long operating range. The scope of delivery also includes five permanently installed charging systems, each with a capacity of 150 kW, as well as three mobile workshop chargers, each with a capacity of 40 kW. Vehicle servicing is also included.
“With the purchase of the eCitaro electric buses, we are on the right path to modern and environmentally friendly public transport,” said Hajo Müller, board of management of BSAG. “In deciding on the new buses, BSAG benefits from the experience and expertise of the long-established manufacturer Daimler Buses.”
BSAG transports around 300,000 people every day with almost 120 trams and nearly 220 buses. The bus network includes more than 40 lines of around 500 km in total.
The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses which are now on order are part of the transport company’s climate protection strategy implemented last year. By 2025, BSAG aims to have 50% of its operations covered using locally emission-free means of local public transport.