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Mecedes Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid bus to Debut in Vienna


The fuel cell hybrid bus is the first vehicle in Daimler Buses’ new generation of fuel cell buses. Image sourced from Daimler

The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid city bus is making its world debut at the UITP World Congress and Mobility and City Transport Exhibition in Vienna from June 7 to 11.

The fuel cell hybrid bus is the first vehicle in Daimler Buses’ new generation of fuel cell buses. It combines the advantages of the diesel-electric Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid with those of hydrogen-powered Citaro fuel cell buses.

The bus runs without emitting any pollutants and is virtually silent, making it ideal for use in highly congested cities and urban areas.

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid was developed within the framework of Daimler’s global commercial vehicle initiative “Shaping Future Transportation.” The initiative is aimed at using clean, efficient drive systems and alternative fuels to make zero-emission commercial vehicles a reality in the future. The “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative calls for sparing use of resources and reductions of all kinds of emissions while at the same time guaranteeing maximum traffic safety.

Daimler Buses will produce a small batch of about 30 vehicles of this new generation of fuel cell buses and offer them to European mass transit companies. Beginning in the fall, Daimler Buses will be conducting extensive, large-scale testing of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCell Hybrid bus in a number of European cities.


Katrice R. Jalbuena


Sources:

1 http://media.daimler.com/dcmedia/0-921-614216-1-1213188-1-0-0-0-0-1-11700-614216-0-...
2 http://media.daimler.com/dcmedia/0-921-614216-1-614228-1-0-0-0-0-1-11694-...

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