Daimler Buses Establishes New Subsidiary Specialising in Electrified Infrastructure

Daimler Buses has established a new wholly-owned subsidiary: Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH, which will specialise in infrastructure for electric buses.

The new subsidiary aims to help electric buses achieve their full performance potential by integrating vehicles into a co-ordinated system. It will thus work alongside partners to deliver an entire e‑infrastructure system to customers across Europe.

Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH specialises in the design and construction of e‑infrastructure
Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH specialises in the design and construction of e‑infrastructure

As announced at UITP Global Public Transportation Summit in Barcelona, former head of e‑systems at Daimler Buses, Dietrich Müller will take over as managing director at Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH.

Till Oberwörder, CEO of Daimler Buses said:

“At Daimler Buses we have a clear e-roadmap with regard to our products. Our strategic approach to electrification goes far beyond the vehicle itself. Our customers not only require electric buses, but also complete solutions for operating e-fleets. We are a genuine trailblazer with our offerings and we are channelling this experience into our new subsidiary. With Daimler Buses Solutions GmbH, our desire is to further expand the business area and provide the unit with maximum entrepreneurial freedom within a dynamic market environment.”

Through this new subsidiary, Daimler Buses will offer customers a complete solution for operating electric buses, from custom-configured vehicles to depot e-infrastructure. This will include construction measures, electrical installations, chargers, battery storage facilities, charging management systems and other digital services.

In the future, its portfolio will also be expanded to include the required infrastructure for buses with hydrogen-based fuel cell drives or range extenders.

Mirko Sgodda, Head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Services at Daimler Buses said:

“We can only drive forward the transformation together with our customers if we can offer a perfectly co-ordinated overall package of e-buses and ecosystem. We are already providing transport companies with complete turnkey e-systems today. In line with the growing number of electrically powered buses, however, the complexity of electric infrastructure is also increasing. The pooling of all activities into one powerful business unit is an important milestone in optimally shaping our service portfolio for the future.”

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