Daimler subsidiary electrifies HTM bus depot in The Hague
HTM Personenvervoer has commissioned Daimler Buses Solutions with the entire “e-system” for its bus depot in The Hague, including the installation of all 41 charging stations with a total of 122 charging points, the provision of charging management, the software and the operating concept. According to the German company, construction has now started. The partners aim to commission the charging system in the third quarter of this year.
Daimler Buses will deliver at least 95 eCitaro buses to HTM as part of the overall package. These will be both solo and articulated buses. HTM placed the order in the summer of 2023. The new electric buses are said to replace HTM’s current natural gas buses from mid-2024.
For Daimler Buses Solutions, the electrification of the depot in The Hague is one of its first major projects. The company was founded in the early summer of 2023 and has since focussed on designing and developing infrastructure for electric buses. The aim is to supply customers across Europe with the complete infrastructure from a single source together with partners.
Daimler Buses wants to sell only locally CO2-neutral new vehicles in its core European market by 2039. In the city bus segment, it will be the case from 2030. The eCitaro, the manufacturer’s first series-produced electric bus, has been available on the city bus market since 2018 and was supplemented last year by a variant with a fuel cell range extender.