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Mercedes-Benz has more than 60 orders for the new eCitaro G articulated electric city bus

Mercedes Benz eCitaro G

Mercedes Benz eCitaro G

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The fully-electric driven eCitaro G articulated bus increases the product range of the Citaro city bus family. It is another important step on the way to more environmentally friendly towns and cities offering a better quality of life. With the new fully-electric articulated bus, Mercedes-Benz is further expanding its role as a technological pioneer: shortly after its market launch, the new articulated bus will be available with new battery technologies. This includes being the first bus in its category to be equipped with innovative solid-state batteries.

Transport operators have been waiting for this city bus: there are already definite orders for over 60 of the new eCitaro G from half a dozen towns and cities – and the number continues to grow. First deliveries to several transport operators are planned for this year.

From 2022 the range of the eCitaro and eCitaro G will be increased with a fuel cell technology.

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Halifax to add 210 electric buses by 2028

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The electric bus proposal is to transform half of the estimated 400 traditional buses in the fleet by 2028.

“Complete electrification of the transportation system is a crucial action identified in the municipality’s proposed climate action plan,” Reage said.

Electric buses would be introduced to the fleet in the next two to three years, he said. The first phase of the electrification plan would expand the Ragged Lake transit centre to accommodate electric buses. The second phase would include a complete rebuild of the Burnside transit centre.

An electric bus would provide $24,000 a year in savings in energy and maintenance costs, Reage said. The maintenance cost savings could surpass $6-million annually for 210 battery-electric buses by 2028.

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