THE FIRST MERCEDES-BENZ ECITARO GOES TO HAMBURG
Mercedes-Benz delivered the first series production model of the new eCitaro to the public transport company Hochbahn AG in Hamburg. It is part of an order for 20 eCitaro buses.
Till Oberwörder, Head of Daimler Buses, handed over the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro to Henrik Falk the Chairman of the Board at Hamburger Hochbahn AG in the presence of Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg. The eCitaro for Hamburger Hochbahn AG is the first of an order for 20 eCitaro buses. Starting in 2020 Hamburger Hochbahn AG intends to purchase nothing but emission-free buses. It operates around 1000 buses on 111 lines.
The modular battery packages in the eCitaro have a total capacity of up to 243 kWh. The batteries are recharged using a plug at the depot. They drive two electric motors at the wheel hub.
This three-door version for Hamburger Hochbahn AG has LED headlamps, LED exterior and interior lighting including ambient lighting in the passenger compartment, a warning system for closing doors with a red LED light strip, a separate automatic climate control for the passenger compartment and cockpit and ESP, the Electronic Stability Program. Its thermo-management reduces energy consumption. An energy-saving heat pump heats the interior and heat-radiating components are connected to one another.
In 2017, the city of Hamburg and Daimler AG agreed on a comprehensive partnership for urban mobility. Hamburg's then First Mayor Olaf Scholz and Klaus Entenmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Financial Services, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement cooperation in different fields by 2020.