31 Jul 2016

VDL BUS & COACH INTRODUCES THE CITEA LLE ELECTRIC

The recently introduced new length variant of the VDL Citea LLE, the Citea LLE-99, is also available in a fully electric version. VDL Bus & Coach combines the Light Low Entry concept with an efficient, quiet electric powertrain. The introduction of the 9.9 metre variant means that areas with lower passenger volume can now also benefit from zero emission public transport.

 

VDL considers the development of the Citea LLE Electric as an important step in the expansion of VDL Bus & Coach's zero emission electric bus range. Complementing the successful Citea SLF Electric (Low Floor) for standard city transport and the SLFA Electric (Low Floor Articulated) for transport of larger numbers of passengers, the Citea LLE-99 Electric now also provides a solution for city and regional bus lines with lower passenger counts.

The Citea LLE-99 Electric is built with a 150 kW electric motor and 180 kWh battery pack. Like the traditional LLE, which is known as the lightweight champion, the kerb weight remains very low, resulting in an exceptionally efficient bus that sets a new standard in terms of average energy consumption. To further optimize operational use is it possible to install a pantograph system in addition to the standard charging connector, allowing rapid charging at up to 270 kW.



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