06 Sep 2019


From May 2020 Mercedes-Benz will deliver a total of 130 Citaro hybrid low-floor city buses to the Romanian capital Bucharest. The technology of the 'Bus of the Year 2019' combines economy and ecology: depending on the operation, the hybrid module reduces fuel consumption depending on the operation and therefore emissions by up to 8.5 percent.

Bucharest, one of the Citaro capitals of Europe as Mercedes-Benz proudly announces it, has procured in the last decade a total of 1000 Citaro buses. "Bucharest is a capital of the Citaro. So we are delighted to continue working together," says Ulrich Bastert, Head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Services for Daimler Buses.

The Citaro hybrid will be delivered to Bucharest in the solo version equipped with full climate control, upholstered passenger seats, an infotainment system with real-time information, USB ports for passengers' own end devices and ESP Electronic Stability Program. The electric motor of the hybrid module supports the driveline primarily when the demand for power is high when pulling away from a busstop for example; with an output of up to 14 kW and 220 Nm torque. This can reduce the fuel consumption by up to 8.5 percent. Accordingly, emissions are lower. It is stored in supercaps. The international Bus & Coach of the Year Jury has awarded the Citaro hybrid with the title 'Bus of the Year 2019'.

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