BUDAPEST ORDERS BIGGEST FLEET TO DATE OF NEW MERCEDES-BENZ CITARO URBAN BUS
Beginning on May 1, 2013, 159 new-generation Mercedes-Benz Citaro urban buses will be providing comfortable, environmentally compatible passenger transport in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Daimler Buses landed the major order in early November 2012, and will begin delivering the first urban buses to Budapest in April 2013. The contract is the biggest order to date for the new generation of Mercedes-Benz urban buses. The vehicles were ordered by Hungary’s largest private bus company, VT Transman, which operates both regional and municipal bus lines.
All of the 159 Mercedes-Benz Citaro urban buses comply with the EEV emission standard and will be produced at the two EvoBus plants in Mannheim and Neu-Ulm. The vehicles are being produced by both plants because of the short six-month period between the placing of the order and the delivery of the first buses.
The order for a total of 159 urban buses encompasses 80 articulated buses and 79 solo vehicles of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Citaro. The articulated buses are 18 meters long and have four doors, while the solo vehicles are 12 meters long and have three doors. These fuel-efficient, low-emission buses are equipped with the environmentally friendly Mercedes-Benz BlueTec diesel technology and meet the EEV emission standard.