Daimler Buses to Supply 19 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro Electric Buses to Osnabrück

SWO Mobil has ordered 19 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses from Daimler Buses for operations in Osnabrück, Germany.

The new buses will be delivered from 2025 to provide emission-free transport services in Osnabrück.

Each bus will be 12 meters long with three entrance doors. They will have capacity for 69 passengers and will be painted in the red and white colours of SWO Mobil.

The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro
The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro
Rüdiger Kappel, Head of Sales Public Transport Germany at Daimler Buses said:

“We are delighted that the eCitaro electric bus partnership with SWO Mobil has now started. This order is another important step for us in the expansion of electrified mobility in local public transport in German and international cities.”

For passenger comfort and convenience, the new buses will be equipped with USB charging ports and CO2 air-conditioning and heat pump systems.

They will also feature LED technology in the headlamps for low-beam, high-beam, cornering lights, daytime running lights and contour lights, as well as perimeter lighting in the entrance.

Five 98.3 kWh battery packs will be installed on each bus to provide 491.5 kWh of energy. This will enable the vehicles to cover an operating range of around 270 kilometres. The batteries will then be recharged at the Stadtwerke Osnabrück depot.

This purchase will advance SWO Mobil’s mission to provide sustainable transport services. Since the start of 2022, the operator has been running its regular-service route network, including the Metrobus lines M1 to M5, in fully electric mode.

André Kränzke, Managing Director of SWO Mobil said:

“In Daimler Buses, we have found a highly competent partner. With the new buses, we are increasing the proportion of electric buses in our fleet to 81 out of a total of 86 vehicles. This gives us an electric bus share of 94 percent.”

As with all European buses and coaches from Daimler Buses, the new eCitaro vehicles will fulfil the General Safety Regulation (GSR) that will be mandated through Europe from July 2024.

They will feature driver assistance systems such as Sideguard Assist 2 and the new Frontguard Assist, which form a complete warning system for obstacles and people at the sides and in front of the bus.

In addition, they will be equipped with the Attention Assist (AtAs) system, the TPM (Tyre Pressure Monitoring) system and the electrohydraulic intelligent eco steering system.

The buses also have an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) and Traffic Sign Assist, which warns the driver if the maximum speed is being exceeded.

Get your news featured on Bus-News

Please fill in the contact form opposite. A member of the team will be in touch shortly.

    We'd love to send you the latest news and information from the world of Bus-News. Please tick the box if you agree to receive them.

    For your peace of mind here is a link to our Privacy Policy.

    By submitting this form, you consent to allow Bus-News to store and process this information.

    Follow Bus-News on LinkedIn
    Follow Bus-News on Twitter