NEW 11.5 METRES VDL CITEA LLE ELECTRIC
VDL Bus & Coach expands the Citea Electric product range with a new LLE version, Light Low Entry. The new one has a length of 11.5 metres, 1,6 metres longer than the Citea LLE-99 Electric on which it is based but with an extended wheelbase. This longer variant offers the opportunity to transport larger numbers of passengers electrically in regional areas.
The Citea LLE-115 Electric has a higher passenger capacity, with a maximum seating arrangement of 35+4+1. The new length variant is equipped as standard with the 180 kWh battery pack. VDL states it makes it possible to achieve an action radius of 100 to 150 kilometres without any recharging. With fast interim recharging VDL says even a range of up to 500 kilometres per day should be possible. There for in addition to the standard CCS plug, a pantograph is needed for quick charging at up to 270 kW.
The Citea electric product range consists of 3 models, namely the Low Floor (also available as the Low Floor Articulated), Low Entry and Light Low Entry. The lengths vary from 9.9 metres to 18.7 metres. Up to now 300 electric VDL buses travel an average of 62,000 kilometres in daily operation, already resulting in a total number of electric kilometres driven of more than 22 million. According to the Dutch company this results in CO2 savings of 50 tonnes per day.