Daimler to manufacture electric and hydrogen buses
Tue 22 March 2016 | Back to news list
Daimler Bus, owners of Mercedes-Benz, have announced that the hydrogen fuelled Citaro F-CELL and pure electric Citaro E-CELL will be brought up to assembly line production standard, with the first buses to be in operation from 2018.
The zero-emission vehicles are to be part of a joint 'E-Mobility' platform which includes charging systems of both the plug-in and pantograph variety. This will allow a modular approach to powertrains and charging solutions allow Daimler to adapt to customer needs while minimising costs.
The new Citaro F-CELL will the fourth generation of hydrogen powered fuel cell buses released by Daimler to date. The target for the new buses will be a fuel consumption of less that 10kg/100km and availability rate of over 90%.
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