27 Oct 2017


The Citea SLFA-181 Electric won this award, which underscores the level that the electric Citea – European market leader in electric public transport – has now reached. The many vehicle length options and large passenger capacity of the 18-meter long version show that sustainable alternatives to public bus transport are already available.

The fact that VDL also has various solutions for both fast and slow charging, to match the operational circumstances, is also regarded as an important selling point. Winning this award confirms the decision VDL made to commit to zero emissions public transport. As such, the development of a sustainable public transport system is at full steam, and VDL Bus & Coach is proud to lead this transition. We would like to thank our customers for their trust and cooperation. Their strong commitment to sustainability at an operational level has certainly contributed to winning this special award.

The prize, promoted by Italian magazine Autobus in cooperation with Politecnico University of Milan, is divided into three categories: Urban, Intercity and Coach. Launched in 2016, it’s the first and only European award that acknowledges sustainability in the field of buses. SBY comes to its second edition enriched with a prestigious showcase and an international jury, composed by French magazine Mobilités Magazine (Jean-Philippe Pastre), by the German editorial office Ntt (Wolfgang Tschakaert, also organizer of International Bus & Coach competition) and by Austrian magazine 1BUS (Ernst Muller).

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