TWENTY MERCEDES-BENZ CITARO ELECTRIC BUSES FOR HAMBURGER HOCHBAHN
Hamburger Hochbahn AG has placed an order for 20 units of the new all-electric Mercedes-Benz Citaro city buses, expected to be delivered sometime before the end of 2018
The comment about the order occurring before the official premier is a reference to the fact that the all-electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro isn’t slated to officially enter production until late 2018.
The drive system of the new all-electric Citaro is based on the ZF AVE 130 electric portal axle with electric motors at the wheel hubs, as previously deployed in other variants of the Citaro. Peak motor output is 2 x 125 kW, while torque is 2 x 485 N·m.
As the model is based closely on the best-selling Mercedes-Benz Citaro, sales should be strong. Notably, Hamburger Hochbahn has itself purchased more than 1,000 Citaro platform buses to date, so this initial order of the electric version should lead to further sales at a later point.