The world is changing, and the mobility of people is becoming more important every day. How can we make the move to more sustainable transport together? Towards more comfort, luxury, profitability and efficiency? And towards new, smart transport solutions that go beyond just delivering buses?
At VDL Bus & Coach we have a clear vision of the future and are constantly on the move to anticipate emerging trends. This approach enables us to work with our customers to develop buses that are just as unique as their passengers and public transport solutions that meet the needs and demands of the market, today and tomorrow.
From e-mobility innovations, including complete turnkey solutions, to trusted technologies, combined with inventive features. Everything contributes to a cleaner environment, lower energy consumption and a more sustainable way of transport.
Every situation requires a different approach. That is why we offer customisation and create added value through flexible solutions for specific situations. With this approach we never stop moving and are driven to make a difference for our customers, passengers and drivers every day. We make tomorrow’s difference today.
VDL Bus & Coach is the front runner in being a transition partner for many operators and local governments throughout Europe. Whether focusing on transitioning a complete operation from diesel to electric, or on making step-by-step improvements to renew the fleet with a number of electric buses.
We are the partner for operators and local governments. Always focused on minimising the impact on the environment and improving efficiency, we work closely together with our partners and lead the transition to zero emission.
To achieve zero emission, VDL Bus & Coach has developed a special transition process to help customers. From analysis, project definition and calculation, to implementation, testing and daily operation. We support you in every way, all the way.
Beyond being just a supplier of buses, VDL Bus & Coach is a complete system supplier. In addition to supplying buses, we also take care of the charging infrastructure, manage the project and implementation, and install, monitor, repair and maintain the entire system. We give advice during the purchase process, the operational period and also in the resale phase. We regard professional training courses, advice from experts and attractive financial solutions as the norm. The same applies to the rapid, guaranteed delivery of parts. With VDL Bus & Coach you are opting for 360° service during all phases of deployment.
Today, the complete Citea range is increasingly being used for both crowded urban and regional transport in different cities throughout Europe and the Middle East. Produced in Western Europe, these buses, whether electric or diesel, have a flexible, modular concept that reduces noise nuisance and produces less or zero emission of harmful substances during operation. They are also attractive from an operational point of view because of their efficiency.
Whether choosing diesel or electric, VDL Bus & Coach offers the option to choose from several different length variants and drivelines. The versatility, due to the option of single leaf or double leaf doors, enables this vehicle to meet the wishes of any operator.
The Citea range enables you to implement cleaner public transport, for both electric and diesel. For the electric buses we provide different types of battery packs and charging systems. For our diesel buses, a start-stop system is available. This enables you to put together the optimal configuration for any area of operation, without affecting accessibility, interior layout or comfort.
Widely praised for its driving performance and road- holding, an ergonomically designed driver’s area and a superb field of view for optimal safety are features of the Citea that drivers appreciate.
A completely flat floor, a high degree of modularity, compact dimensions and great manoeuvrability make the Citea Low Floor Electric suitable for public transport in the city. Due to the wide entry and exit doors that provide an optimal accessibility, this Citea is ideal for high passenger flows with high frequencies.
The Citea SLF and SLFA Electric provides the solution for electric public transport on bus lines with high passenger flows.
The innovative character of the SLFA -181 is also visible on the outside, due to the BRT design of this articulated bus. This makes this vehicle a valuable contribution to a modern city image. At the same time, the unique design also focusses on the experience of the passengers with a fluent destination display, special designed LED lighting and closed wheelhouses. The interior design and configuration has also luxurious standing areas and special interior lighting for different ambiances.
The BRT variant of the Citea SLFA can be custom made at several aspects, with everything centred around passenger convenience. Making this model the perfect solution for cities to take their public transport to the next level.
The choice of low entry design, high degree of modularity and great manoeuvrability make the Citea Low Entry Electric suitable for both city and regional transport. It focusses on more passenger comfort and provides a spacious interior with luxurious seats and a maximum number of seating capacity. With the Citea Low Entry Electric, more zero emission deploy options are possible such as suburban and regional public transport.
With the MidCity, built around renowned commercial vehicle concepts, VDL delivers a trendsetting environmental, technological and safety concept.
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and VDL signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the UITP Global Public Transport Summit.
VDL has completed Europe's first large-scale battery refurbishment project, fitting 43 electric buses in Eindhoven with modernised batteries.
Arriva has contracted VDL Bus & Coach to supply 64 electric Citeas to expand its fleet in the North Brabant East concession, the Netherlands.
VDL has announced that intensively used batteries from its vehicles will be reused at the RWE power plant in Moerdijk.
14 zero-emission buses will be on display at InnoTrans 2022, including the latest models from Solaris, Ebusco and Škoda.
VDL Bus & Coach has announced that the world premiere of its VDL Citea LF-122 will take place at InnoTrans later this month.
GVB Amsterdam has awarded a contract to VDL Bus & Coach for 84 electric VDL Citeas, with the option to order an additional 130 units.
The long-standing cooperation between VDL Bus & Coach and the Flemish public transport company De Lijn has reached a new milestone.
With 36 articulated new generation Citeas for Bordeaux, VDL Bus & Coach enters its first e-mobility project in France.
TPER has taken its first step in the electric transformation of Bologna’s public transport system with the purchase of 7 VDL Citeas.
25 new generation VDL Citeas, based on electric drive trains and with state-of-the-art features, will join the fleet in the port city of Kotka.
VDL will make its debut in the public transport sector in Latvia on 1 August, with 52 buses for Latvian passenger transport company BBus.
Bus Éireann has commenced operation of 30 Futuras FHD2-139 from VDL Bus & Coach on its commercial intercity service.
The VDL fleet used in Amsterdam city transport, currently consisting of 31 electric Citeas, will be expanded to 75 vehicles.
This year, VDL Bus & Coach will deliver 53 double-deck Futuras FDD2-141 in two phases to the National Transport Authority (NTA).
Public transport company Hermes is investing heavily in the quality of public transport with the order for new generation Citeas from VDL.
For the third consecutive time, public transport company KVB Cologne has ordered electric VDL Citeas from VDL Bus & Coach.
The northern German city of Kiel is committed to making public transport even greener and has ordered 20 more VDL Citeas SLF-120 Electric.
The Finnish city of Lahti, this year’s European Green Capital, will have a New Generation Citea at its disposal, the new e-bus from VDL.
The largest electric bus fleet to be supplied by VDL Bus & Coach, comprised of 102 electric Citeas will take to Oslo’s roads from 2022.
With the delivery of 16 electric buses to various towns and cities, VDL is helping to make public transport in Germany even more sustainable.
With the deployment of 5 Futura FMD2-148 vehicles for Hópbílar, VDL is making its debut in public and intercity transport in Iceland.
In order to further reduce the possible presence of virus particles, VDL Bus & Coach is introducing VDL Pure Air Technology in the Futuras.
VDL Supplies 65 Mini/Midi Buses to Cyprus Public Transport VDL Bus & Coach is supplying 65 mini/midi buses to Cyprus Public Transport (CPT) for the islan...
VDL Bus & Coach will deliver 21 Citeas SLF-120 Electric and associated charging infrastructure to LVB, Leipzig’s public transport operator.
A new battery pack, which will be added to the existing range, is the logical next contribution of VDL Bus & Coach to the city and region.
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