Aiming For Zero – Citea

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We Make Tomorrow’s Difference Today

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.

Transition to Zero Emission

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.

The Process:

  • Analysis of route data – Check customer requirements
  • Calculation of the operation – Choice of battery, charging system and charging strategy
  • Implementation management – Defining and planning processes, production and installation
  • Testing period – Testing the complete system and training staff
  • Daily operation – monitoring the processes, repair and maintenance

Turnkey Solutions

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.

Towers Cleaner Public Transport with Citea

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.

  • Increased profit – Low operational costs and maximum reliability
  • Maximum efficiency – Optimally put together for any area of operation
  • Highly innovative – Innovative concepts and smart drive technologies
  • Exceptionally practical – Obstacle-free accessibility for better passenger flow
  • Extremely safe – Excellent field of view, perfect handling and highly manoeuvrable

Discover the Citea SLF / SLFA Electric

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.

  • Completely flat floor – Perfect for large passenger flows and optimal accessibility
  • Driving comfort – Great manoeuvrability
  • 100% zero emission – Full electric climate system available
  • Fast charging – Roof and infrastructure mounted pantograph

Discover the Citea SLE Electric

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.

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