Stuttgart / Madrid, 2 July 2019  – A natural-gas drive is a fast and cost-efficient option for achieving lower emissions in local public bus transport. The EMT Madrid (Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid) transport company successfully operates several hundred Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT buses with natural-gas drive in the Spanish capital. In the coming year their number will increase to 672 environmentally friendly urban buses.

Verkehrsbetrieb EMT Madrid mit umweltfreundlichem Gesamtkonzept: 672 mit Erdgas betriebene Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT im Einsatz.

 

Stuttgart, 12 June 2019 –An improved environment, dynamic growth and quality of life – these are the predominant topics at the Global Public Transport Summit (GPTS) from 9 to 12 June in Stockholm. A clear vision for the future and further development of local public transport are at the heart of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit. Daimler's bus segment contributes to this vision in many ways, with the motto "Arriving today. Thinking about tomorrow." One of the aims of Daimler Buses is to shape and develop the future of global (bus) mobility in a responsible way. 

Mercedes Benz at the congress of the International Association of Public Transport (GPTS) 2019 in Stockholm

 

Stuttgart / Stockholm, 27 May 2019 –"The Art of Public Transport" was the motto of the Global Public Transport Summit (GPTS) which was held from 9 to 12 June in Stockholm. The Mercedes-Benz exhibition at the congress of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) was centred around the fully-electric low-floor eCitaro urban bus, the comprehensive e-mobility system and innovative digital services.

"The Art of Public Transport" is the motto of the Global Public Transport Summit (GPTS) being held from 9 to 12 June in Stockholm.

 

Tradition and future: Daimler AG's Mannheim plant is the perfect embodiment of both. Opened in 1908, in October 2019 it will be 111 years old. This is where state-of-the-art engines for trucks and buses are created, and at the same time the bodies-in-white for all Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses from Mannheim and Neu-Ulm. But above all, Mannheim is home to the large family of the Mercedes‑Benz Citaro city bus. As of autumn 2018 this is crowned by the fully electrically driven eCitaro. It fits into production seamlessly and is created on the same lines as the Citaro with a low-emission combustion engine which has proven itself many thousands of times over. Around 3500 employees work on bus production in Mannheim – with the support of many machines and some robots they produce a city bus from up to 30,000 parts.

eCitaro production, Daimler AG/EvoBus production site, Mannheim, Germany, assembly, installation of front apron on the eCitaro.

 

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