May 26, 2023 - 03:22 pm
Daimler Buses to produce e-buses in France
Daimler Buses will also produce its eCitaro electric bus in France in the first quarter of 2024. The German manufacturer will invest around 50 million euros in the French location of Ligny-en-Barrois by 2030 for this purpose.
May 23, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Drum roll for Mercedes eCitaro with FC range extender
Daimler Buses announced the imminent series launch of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro fuel cell. The manufacturer’s first series-production electric bus with a fuel cell as range extender will be presented at the Global Public Transport Summit (GPTS) from 4 to 7 June 2023 in Barcelona.
May 15, 2023 - 11:18 am
Bremen expands electric bus fleet with 35 eCitaro G
Bremen public transport operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) is procuring 50 more electric buses. Mercedes-Benz (EvoBus) has received an order from BSAG for 35 new fully electric articulated eCitaro G buses, while another 15 iebus18 models were ordered from Irizar.
Apr 17, 2023 - 01:39 pm
Qbuzz and OV-bureau order 35 Mercedes eCitaro G
The Dutch public transport operators Qbuzz and OV-bureau Groningen Drenthe have placed an order with Daimler Buses for the construction of a total of 35 fully electric articulated Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G buses. According to the contract, deliveries are to be completed by 2026.
Mar 16, 2023 - 12:50 pm
Hamburg orders up to 350 electric buses from MAN & Daimler
Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) orders up to 350 new electric buses in one fell swoop for its public transport fleet of almost 700 vehicles. MAN Truck & Bus and Daimler Buses are the winners of the largest electric bus tender in the company’s history.
Mar 2, 2023 - 11:07 am
Daimler Buses focuses on electric city buses in Mannheim
Daimler Buses is turning its plant in Mannheim, Germany, into a centre of competence for electric city buses. From 2024, the plant will focus entirely on producing electrically powered city buses and become more involved in component production.
Oct 17, 2022 - 04:00 pm
Daimler Buses gets major eCitaro G order from Germany
Daimler Buses has received a significant order to deliver up to 75 electric buses with fuel cell range extenders. The German transport operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr (RNV) is an existing customer and says the new buses will help operations enter a new phase of electrification.
Oct 13, 2022 - 03:19 pm
Daimler Truck calls to accelerate ZEV transition
Daimler Buses rejects Euro-7 for city buses and will invest straight into zero-emission technology, according to CEO Till Oberwörder. We report from the Daimler Truck’s panel in Brussels that perfectly reflected the push and pull between the industry, clients, and the EU.
Jul 9, 2022 - 12:04 pm
Wiesbaden receives its 100th electric bus
ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft in Wiesbaden has taken delivery of its 100th Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric bus. The delivery from Daimler Buses is part of an order of 56 units placed three years ago, the order volume of which has since increased to 120 electric buses.
May 24, 2022 - 03:01 pm
Germany’s electric bus market continues to grow with the eCitaro in the lead
The Corona pandemic has hit the bus industry hard. Manufacturers have had to accept losses, most especially in the coach sector. Despite this setback, the electric bus boom continues. Wim Chatrou has been researching bus registration figures for years and has allowed electrive an exclusive insight into his figures.
May 23, 2022 - 04:10 pm
Daimler Truck to buy 10 per cent stake in Manz
Daimler Truck will take a stake of around ten per cent in the German engineering company Manz as part of a capital increase. Both companies are also planning a pilot line for the production of battery cells and battery assembly at the Daimler Truck site in Mannheim.
Dec 10, 2021 - 02:22 pm
Daimler Trucks completes IPO in Frankfurt
The truck and bus manufacturer Daimler Truck, which was spun off from Daimler’s passenger car division on 1 December, has now started trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. With the IPO, the commercial vehicle manufacturer wants to raise capital for its electrification offensive in the field of battery and fuel cell trucks, among other things.
Jul 5, 2021 - 10:57 am
Daimler, Traton & Volvo plan truck charging network
The three commercial vehicle manufacturers Daimler Truck, Traton and Volvo Group have signed a memorandum of understanding on the development and operation of a public high-performance charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches in Europe.
Jun 16, 2021 - 08:01 pm
Polish city of Gdynia orders 24 eCitaro e-buses
Before the end of this year, the Polish port city of Gdynia in the Bay of Gdansk is to receive 24 units of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro from Daimler Buses. The company has received the first order for fully electric city buses from its European neighbour.
May 18, 2021 - 03:51 pm
Basel orders 54 eCitaro buses
In Switzerland, Mercedes-Benz has received an order from Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB) for 54 fully electric eCitaro buses. The 38 solo and 16 articulated buses are to be delivered next year.
Apr 28, 2021 - 02:10 pm
ÜSTRA factory recycles old eCitaro batteries
The partners of the GUW+ model project are dedicated to the re-use of batteries from electric city buses and will now realise a stationary energy storage system in a rectifier substation of the ÜSTRA based on batteries that were previously used in eCitaro city buses.
Apr 27, 2021 - 12:34 pm
Daimler Trucks founds new technology division
In preparation for the split-up of Daimler AG, the truck division has announced a new organisational structure. Effective 1 July, all major technology and powertrain activities will be bundled into a new business unit, the Truck Technology Group (TT).
Apr 20, 2021 - 12:24 pm
Daimler eCitaro G fitted with better battery
Mercedes is now equipping its eCitaro G electric articulated bus with a more powerful generation of lithium-ion batteries. The first eCitaro G of the new type have been delivered to the ÜSTRA transport company in Hanover as part of a major order for a total of 48 eCitaro.
Mar 8, 2021 - 03:10 pm
Daimler recalls eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries
There are issues with the solid-state battery buses Daimler delivered to the city of Wiesbaden in February. The 21 Mercedes-Benz eCitaros have been out of service for a good two weeks as their batteries are undergoing checks due to an insulation fault that could lead to short circuits.
Mar 2, 2021 - 01:33 pm
‘Cellcentric’ fuel cell JV by Daimler & Volvo takes off
Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group have now founded their announced fuel cell joint venture as the Volvo Group acquired 50 per cent of the shares in the existing company Daimler Truck Fuel Cell. The partners have also agreed to rename the company Cellcentric.
Feb 19, 2021 - 10:53 am
Daimler to move-up combustion vehicle phase-out?
Daimler has famously set itself the goal of achieving a CO2-free fleet by 2039. Now, the company is considering an early end to the combustion engine. In an interview, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius already hinted that the interim targets for electric vehicles could be revised upwards.
Feb 2, 2021 - 06:38 pm
Daimler delivers solid-state battery buses
Wiesbaden’s public transport operator, ESWE is building electric momentum as the first Daimler buses with solid-state batteries arrive. Now ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft added corresponding charging infrastructure.
Nov 2, 2020 - 01:08 pm
Volvo & Daimler launch fuel cell joint venture
The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have signed the binding agreement to establish the announced joint venture for the development, production and marketing of fuel cell systems ready for series production.
Sep 28, 2020 - 07:07 pm
Mercedes to build 92 eCitaro buses for Rennes, France
The French Rennes Métropole municipal association has commissioned the Daimler subsidiary EvoBus to supply 92 eCitaro buses. The 33 solo and 59 articulated fully electric buses shall go into operation successively between 2022 and 2025 in the Breton capital’s STAR bus network.
Sep 23, 2020 - 03:40 pm
eCitaoro G to reach 220 km range with solid-state batteries
The Mercedes eCitaro G articulated bus has celebrated its world premiere. The electric bus is now also optionally available with solid-state batteries that can provide a range of up to 220 kilometres. Mercedes has also revealed more on the series production of the eActros.
Sep 17, 2020 - 06:17 pm
HEAG mobilo orders 24 eCitaro buses for Darmstadt
In Germany, the Darmstadt transport company HEAG mobilo has ordered 24 eCitaro electric buses from the Daimler subsidiary EvoBus including eleven solo and 13 articulated buses. The fleet should arrive at the Böllenfalltor depot from the third quarter of 2021 and replace older diesel vehicles.
Apr 21, 2020 - 12:14 pm
Daimler & Volvo join on truck and bus fuel cells
Daimler Truck and the Volvo Group intend to establish a joint venture to develop and build fuel cells for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Although the letter of intent just signed is non-binding, a final agreement is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.