Stuttgart / Mannheim, December 17, 2019 – Anniversary in Mannheim: for twenty-five years, the Competence Center for Emission-Free Mobility (KEM) has been the pilot factory for Daimler AG's vehicles with alternative drive systems. As a development partner within the company, KEM builds prototypes, produces small series and prepares series start-ups. This closes the gap between vehicle development and large-scale production. Mainly, KEM focuses on introducing and integrating electric and other alternative drive systems into series production. At the same time, designing production lines with cutting-edge technologies is one of KEM's core competencies. More than 50 engineers, master craftsmen and mechatronics specialists combine their extensive know-how to define new manufacturing processes for components of low-emission and emission-free vehicles such as battery packs or entire battery systems.

22 November 2019 – Daimler Buses has received a major order for 147 city buses in Uruguay. The customer is public transport company C.U.T.C.S.A. (Compañía Uruguaya de Transporte Colectivo S.A.) which serves the capital Montevideo and the surrounding towns. The chassis will be produced at the Daimler Buses São Bernardo do Campo bus plant in Brazil and will then be equipped with bodies from Marcopolo. Delivery will take place by the end of the year and the buses will be operational in Montevideo from the start of 2020.

Outstanding and future-proof technology, maximum profitability, an unparalleled level of safety and high comfort – this is what the buses from Mercedes‑Benz stand for. As a full-line provider the brand covers the entire spectrum of low-floor city buses through inter-city buses to the touring coaches, flanked by minibuses which also cover the entire range. This is documented by the vehicles exhibited at the Busworld show. This is where Mercedes‑Benz is presenting a representative cross-section of its range in the form of the innovative eCitaro, the versatile Intouro and the Tourismo, which is as profitable as it is safe and comfortable. The Sprinter Travel 75 plays a special role. It is celebrating its world premiere at Busworld. The quartet of buses with the star is uniformly painted in smoke silver metallic at the Busworld show. This colour shade appears elegant and technical in equal measure and perfectly reflects the character of the buses from Mercedes‑Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Travel 75, Exterior, smoke silver metallic, OM 651 rated at 120 kW/163 hp, displacement 2.14 l, automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS, length/width/height: 8486/2020/2920 mm, seating: 18+1.

A simple ideal: combustion engine out, electric drive in – a plug-and-play kind of solution. If only things were so simple! Electromobility actually means completely rethinking urban mobility. That's why e‑mobility from Mercedes‑Benz is about more than just the fully-electric eCitaro; it's about offering a comprehensive system composed of a number of different components. The comprehensive eMobility system takes into account such things as power supply, charging infrastructure, route planning, telematics systems, service concepts and, last but not least, the training of employees.

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro with all-electric drive, exterior, smoke silver metallic, 2 x electric hub motor, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 485 Nm, 12 HV battery modules, 24 kWh per HV battery module, Preventive Brake Assist, Sideguard Assist, LED headlamps, length/width/height: 12135/2550/3400 mm, passenger capacity: 1/80.

* Sustainability award 2019: Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and Citaro hybrid win the city bus award.