VDL Bus & Coach has won a contract to supply an additional 50 electric buses for KVG Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft in Kiel, Germany.

Under this contract, VDL will deliver 30 electric articulated new generation Citea LF-181 buses and 20 electric new generation Citea LF-122 buses in 2024 and 2025.

VDL Citea
VDL’s new generation VDL Citea family launched in 2022

The order also includes an option to deliver an additional 10 units in the future.

Richard van den Dungen, CCO at VDL Bus & Coach, said:

We are very proud that KVG has again chosen VDL Bus & Coach for yet another order of electric city buses. It is a great recognition when a highly respected customer like KVG once again trusts you to deliver the goods.

Following our previous deliveries of Citeas SLF and SLFA Electric in 2020, 2021 and 2022, KVG will now get to experience the new generation Citea, which is also ideally matched to their operational requirements with its efficient energy consumption and optimal driving characteristics.

The new vehicles will be equipped with battery packs with a capacity of 522 kWh (LF-181) and 429 kWh (LF-122).

They will also feature cameras instead of mirrors and will be equipped with pantograph charging technology.

With this order, KVG will soon operate over 100 VDL Bus & Coach buses within its fleet.

Thomas Mau, Head of Operations and Technology at KVG Kiel said:

We are pleased to take another step in the transformation of our bus fleet with our partner VDL. Once we have taken delivery of the 50 new city buses, more than half of our fleet will consist of battery-powered electric buses and VDL vehicles. These vehicles demonstrate a high technical standard and meet our requirements to the greatest extent possible.



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