Munich orders 71 electric buses from Daimler, MAN & Ebusco

In Germany, shortly after Ebusco announced a new order from Munich for 28 electric buses, state-owned utility Stadtwerke München (SWM) revealed the order is actually for a total of 71 new electric buses, also including Daimler and MAN electric buses.

On Wednesday, Dutch manufacturer Ebusco announced an order for 28 articulated Ebusco 3.0 electric buses for Munich. Now, on Thursday, the public utility’s own announcement makes it clear that the order is actually for a total of 71 buses, which also includes 30 new articulated electric buses from Daimler Buses and 14 solo electric buses from Man.

The municipal utility will invest almost 54 million euros in the vehicles, which are to be delivered for the Munich Transport Company (MVG) from spring 2024 to spring 2025. The additional costs compared to diesel buses will be largely offset by subsidies from the federal government and the state of Bavaria. In April 2022, Stadtwerke München received a funding notice from the Federal Ministry of Transport for 71 electric buses.

“With the electric buses we already have in operation and those we still expect this year, as well as the new orders, our fleet comprises 132 buses. This brings us another big step closer to our goal of using only electrically powered buses by 2035,” said MVG CEO Ingo Wortmann.

MVG already has 28 Ebusco electric buses in its fleet (26 Ebusco 2.2 articulated buses and two Ebusco 3.0 solo buses). In August 2022, the municipal utility ordered 21 articulated electric buses from MAN, and Mercedes eCitaro G vehicles have been on the road in Munich since 2021. In other words, MVG already has experience with all the electric models now on order from Daimler Buses, Ebusco and MAN.

The new electric buses will all be stationed at the depot in the Moosach district. The depot was not opened until November 2022 by SWM and MVG, and the site is designed to charge up to 170 electric buses. (in German)


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