SECOND ORDER FROM AACHEN FOR MERCEDES-BENZ ECITARO
At the day of the handover of the first seven eCitaro buses to the transport company ASEAG in the German city of Aachen, Mercedes-Benz received another order from ASEAG for the eCitaro. This time Mercedes-Benz may deliver 27 buses. Besides this according to Mercedes-Benz ASEAG will continue to expand its electromobility step by step and will be choosing Mercedes-Benz for all-electric vehicles.
The two-door eCitaro models will have twelve high-voltage battery packs. This provides a total capacity of 292 kWh. The urban buses will be equipped with both the Preventive Active Brake Assist and Sideguard Assist. These systems support bus drivers and, above all, protect more vulnerable road users. In the passenger area of the eCitaro urban buses, the signal red hand rails really stand out. Passengers sit down on City Star Function seats and are provided with information via a 29-inch TFT screen.
The ASEAG (Aachener Straßenbahn- und Energieversorgungs-AG) is an all-bus organisation with 101 bus routes and transports around 71 million passengers annually. Due to its location close to the German borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, a number of bus routes cross borders. The Mercedes-Benz Citaro forms the backbone of the company's fleet of 230 buses. ASEAG uses both solo and articulated Citaro buses, and also has seven Mercedes-Benz CapaCity four-axle buses for maximum passenger capacity.