To be continued: Bremer Straßenbahnen AG (BSAG) accepts five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses and orders 39 additional city buses at the same time

To be continued: Bremer Straßenbahnen AG (BSAG) accepts five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses and orders 39 additional city buses at the same time

Dec 17, 2021
Bremen / Stuttgart
  • More and more stars are sparkling in Bremen
  • New order for 15 eCitaro and 24 Citaro G hybrid buses

Bremen / Stuttgart – Even bus pros don't experience this every day: vehicle handover and follow-up order in one go. Today, Mercedes-Benz handed over five eCitaro buses to Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG), and immediately afterward the transport company ordered another 15 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro as well as 24
Citaro G hybrid buses.

More and more stars are sparkling in Bremen

Rüdiger Kappel, Head of Fleet Sales Germany at Daimler Buses, handed over the new eCitaro buses to BSAG Board Member Matthias Zimmermann in the presence of Dr. Maike Schäfer, Bremen Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing Construction. Kappel said, "We are delighted that Bremen has once again opted for the eCitaro and Citaro following on from recent orders. We are happy to contribute to making the attractive Hanseatic city an even better place to live."

More and more stars are sparkling in Bremen: BSAG received 65 Mercedes-Benz Citaro (solo and articulated buses as well as Citaro G hybrid buses) this year and the last. Now five fully electric-powered eCitaro buses are following. The three-door low-floor buses will operate quietly and emission-free in the port city. Using innovative solid-state batteries, the buses have an impressive battery capacity of 441 kWh. Charging sockets on the left and right side will increase flexibility at the bus depot. Daimler Buses is also contributing the charging infrastructure for the five city buses with five fixed charging stations and three mobile units.

In the fully air-conditioned city buses, passengers will sit on fabric-covered City Star Eco seats manufactured in-house by Daimler Buses. Different upholstery colors in gray and red as well as interior walls with needle felt covering will create a cozy ambiance. A special feature is the wheelchair lift at door one. Also noteworthy are two special use areas for wheelchairs and strollers as well as side folding seats opposite door two. The Sideguard Assist turning assistant will provide assistance to drivers and protect vulnerable road users.

New order for 15 eCitaro and 24 Citaro G hybrid buses

Following the handover of the five eCitaro buses, BSAG signed an order for an additional 15 eCitaro buses. They will be delivered with identical equipment during 2022. Charging technology will be included in the scope of delivery here as well. BSAG also ordered 24 Citaro G hybrid buses. The fuel-efficient and low-emission articulated buses comply with the stringent exhaust gas level Euro 6 E (to take effect in 2022) and enable transportation companies to make the purposeful transition from combustion engines to electric mobility with their city buses.

With nearly 350 buses and trams, Bremer Straßenbahn AG provides residents with public transport that ensures their mobility. It transports almost 300,000 passengers a day. The bus network comprises more than 40 lines with a total length of around 500 kilometers. BSAG formulated its ambitious climate protection strategy at the end of 2019. The company wants to achieve 50 percent climate-neutral operations by 2025. The electricity used is already coming from hydroelectric and wind power. Moreover, BSAG is compensating for fossil fuels and the resulting emissions by participating in climate protection projects.

BSAG board members Matthias Zimmermann and Monika Alke, Dr. Maike Schaefer (Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing), Rüdiger Kappel and Thorsten Gallo (both Daimler Buses)
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Rüdiger Kappel and Thorsten Gallo (both Daimler Buses) as well as Matthias Zimmermann and Antke deWitt, authorized signatory and head of the commercial center
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