VDL SOLD ITS 500th CITEA SLFA-180 ELECTRIC
With an order from Arriva Denmark for 21 VDL Citea SLFA-180 Electric, VDL Bus & Coach sold up to now 500 of these articulated e-buses. The 21 buses are also the first electric articulated buses for Denmark. VDL Bus & Coach will also provide the charging infrastructure at the depots.
The buses will be deployed on the revised line 2A in Copenhagen from December 2019. During the day the buses will be topped up at the end points of the route by means of a charging connection on the bus via an inverted pantograph. Starting in late 2019 the 13.7 metre long buses currently serving the line will be replaced by the electric articulated VDL buses, which are 18 metres long and will operate 24 hours a day.
With this order VDL Bus & Coach has reached the milestone of the 500th VDL Citea Electric sold in more than 40 e-mobility projects in Western Europe. Beyond the Netherlands, electric VDL buses are currently operating in various cities in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden and France. Arriva and VDL Bus & Coach have already carried out a number of projects with electric buses in the Netherlands.
The VDL Citeas SLFA-180 Electric for Danmark A/S are equipped with 288 kWh batteries and have a fully electric climate control system, which means that the buses will be completely emission-free in operation.