by Bridie Schmidt, The Driven
Berlin is now on the way to cleaner public transport, with the delivery of the first of 15 all-electric eCitaro buses from Mercedes-Benz for Berlin’s largest bus fleet, BVG.
The 15 electric buses from Mercedes-Benz will be joined in 2020 by 15 Urbino 12 articulated electric buses made by Poland’s Solaris, which jointly won a tender with the German auto giant in June, 2018.
“We are delighted that our eCitaro is now energising Berlin,” said Till Oberwörder, chief of Daimler Buses as he handed over the key for the first eCitaro in Berlin on Thursday.
“With the locally emission-free eCitaro, the BVG has opened up a new chapter in the story of environmentally-friendly mobility. Of particular importance to me, is the fact that we are also supporting our customer with tailored consultations and customised service packages as they gradually change over to electromobility.”