Following various orders from German transport companies, Mercedes-Benz is now delivering the first export orders for the eCitaro. A total of 20 copies of the electric bus model will be exported to other European countries.
Specifically, this means nine eCitaro for Voyages Emile Weber in Canach/Luxembourg, six eCitaro for Norgesbuss in Trollasen/Norway and five eCitaro for Bergkvarabuss in Ystad/Sweden. According to Daimler, the basic design of the vehicles differs greatly between the orders.
The Luxembourgers have opted for nine two-door eCitaro models. They have the maximum capacity of twelve high-voltage battery modules with a total capacity of 292 kWh. Norgesbuss has ordered the three-door version of the eCitaro with ten high-voltage battery modules with a total capacity of 243 kWh. In Ystad in southern Sweden, two-door units with the maximum battery capacity are once again being used. However, the interior equipment differs greatly from that ordered from Luxembourg.
In Germany, the eCitaro is already in use in Berlin, among other places. Berlins public transport provider, the BVG, already received the first vehicles in March. Further orders have been made from the German cities of Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Hamburg.