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The eCitaro.

Ready for the city of tomorrow.

The eCitaro not only expands the portfolio of the world's best-selling Citaro with an all-electric city bus ready for series production; the eCitaro also raises e-mobility to a completely new level. Its intelligent interaction between innovative battery and charging technology, networking of IT and communication systems, and not least its striking futuristic design make it the new standard for electric city buses, ready today for the city of tomorrow.

Be it procurement, operations or servicing – electromobility throws up numerous and completely new questions. The Mercedes-Benz eMobility overall system supplies the answers.

Operational plan

Operational plan

Conversion according to plan: Mercedes-Benz eMobility Consulting helps. For a transport operator, converting to electromobility is about more than just energy consumption and range. The key issues are depot management, routing and circulations, topography and weather, bus stop intervals and timetables. The experts at Mercedes-Benz are at home here. They use simulation software to work out which routes are suitable for electromobility and develop proposals for electric bus rotations on request.

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Services & After-Sales

Services & After-Sales

Well looked after: the OMNIplus eMobility service concept Electromobility demands specific services. The eMobility service concept starts with looking after the customer’s garage, covers the tailored eBasic and ePremium Service Contracts and ends with bus depot management. Here, OMNIplus employees look after the vehicles in the customer’s garage. The OMNIplus Training Centre in Dortmund advises on how to equip an electric bus garage, for example, and offers a complete training concept for electromobility.

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Battery technology

Battery technology

Steps towards the future: the eCitaro’s batteries The lithium ion batteries in the eCitaro are selected to make them suitable for high-speed charging and to ensure a long range. The next, even more efficient battery generations have already been announced for 2020. These include very-longlasting solid-state batteries for longer ranges. They are particularly suitable for rotations with a depot charging strategy.

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IT system & communication

IT system & communication

Always connected: integration in telematics systems exploits potential The eCitaro communicates by being networked with the charging infrastructure via the ISO 15118 protocol. Mercedes-Benz provides solutions for integrating vehicle-specific data with management systems. The OMNIplus ON portal gives companies insights into their fleet’s operating data. Together with the ITS software provider IVU Traffic Technologies, Mercedes-Benz offers integrated system solutions for maximum transparency – from rotation planning to depot management.

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Power supply

Power supply

Electricity: how the bus gets its power The power supply for the buses is the centrepiece of electromobility in the city. Mercedes-Benz eMobility Consulting provides support when planning infrastructure, calculates the necessary power supply, knows the ways to grid operators 10 System 11 Electromobility with system Overall concept for the eCitaro Be it procurement , operations or servicing – electromobilit y throws up numerous and completely new questions. The Mercedes-Benz eMobility overall system supplies the answers and power suppliers, and recommends the right charging technology – through to organising the depot with spaces and feeding the bus with power.

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Charging infrastructure

Charging infrastructure

Top performance: the tailor-made charging infrastructure As standard, Mercedes Benz opts for charging via sockets in the depot. Opportunity charging is also possible on request, either by pantograph on the roof or by using the combination of charging rails and a fixed pantograph. The Mercedes-Benz experts have tested various charging infrastructures so they can provide advice and make recommendations. And, on request, the eCitaro can be also delivered as a complete package including charging infrastructure.

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Vehicle

Vehicle

The fully electrically powered Mercedes-Benz eCitaro at the heart of the eMobility system. The intention is quite simple: combustion engine out, plug-andplay electric drive in. Yet it does not work as easy as that, since electromobility means rethinking urban mobility with buses. That is why electromobility from Mercedes-Benz is more than the fully electric eCitaro; it is an overall system.

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Urban electromobility depends on a good charging infrastructure.

Consulting and service are part of the eCitaro concept.

When cities grow, population growth brings with it an increase in mobility as well. This poses a challenge for municipal authorities – and an opportunity at the same time. In the transformation to an emission-free public transport system, we provide our customers with comprehensive support on all aspects of the overall e-mobility system. Taking into account the specific operational interests and challenges, we develop the appropriate eCitaro concept on a partnership basis. 

eMobility Consulting from Daimler Buses supports transport operators in acquiring vehicles and integrating them into existing transport systems. The choice of charging structure in combination with the appropriate battery technology and the orchestration of the overall e-mobility system are worked out at an early stage in consulting projects. Service and workshop consulting issues are also of central importance for safeguarding ongoing operations. 

The eCitaro is not a prototype, but a fully developed all-electric bus. Its superior quality is ensured by the strongly established Citaro. Add to this production at the Mannheim bus plant on the line of the conventionally powered Citaro. Essential components such as the drive axle or electrohydraulic steering have already proven their worth in gruelling city bus use.

 

E-mobility in series production

E-mobility in series production

E-mobility represents a major challenge for transport companies: their well-organised and precise mix of route networks, timetables, circuits and rosters requires new solutions.

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Technology

Technology

From the drive system to the battery technology, and even safety-relevant details, the eCitaro is a convincing fleet vehicle which is optimally suited to the daily operations of transport providers.

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Safety

Safety

World premiere for two new assistance systems: The cornering assistance system Sideguard Assist and the active braking assistant Preventive Brake Assist make passenger transport safe.

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Comfort & Design

Comfort & Design

Comfort and design are important pillars of the overall concept. The eCitaro combines the proven, classic look of a city bus in a harmonious way with a futuristic design idiom.

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The eCitaro G

The eCitaro G

With the eCitaro G we present an all-electric articulated bus for busy routes.

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Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

The eCitaro displays compelling design, technology and practicability. Well-proven and familiar features of the conventional Citaro are including in the concept, as are some spectacular innovations.

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