Solo bus, articulated bus, short variant, low-entry bus and inter-city versions – the Mercedes‑Benz Citaro is one for all. The CapaCity is recommended for routes with high passenger numbers. Derived from the Citaro, this high-volume bus has four axles and can be as much as 21.0 m in length. Just as versatile are the drive system technologies available for the Citaro. A focal point in this area is the fully electric eCitaro. With its energy efficiency, it sets benchmarks. The concept is especially interesting to transport companies and the numerous orders already received are proof of that. Upcoming battery technologies, including the ground-breaking solid-state batteries with especially high, pioneering energy density levels, also serve to underline the sustainability of the eCitaro.
The fully-electrically powered eCitaro is flanked by the low-emission diesel engines equipped to Euro VI emissions gas standard as well as the Citaro NGT with gas-powered drive system. If biogas or biomethane are used, the vehicle drives almost CO₂ neutrally. Both diesel and gas engines are optionally available in conjunction with the hybrid module and impress with their further-increased efficiency. This top performance has also been officially recognised, with the Citaro hybrid being voted "Bus of the Year 2019".
The Citaro's safety level is also excellent. For example, its Preventive Brake Assist active brake assistant is unique: if there is a risk of a collision, it automatically initiates a braking manoeuvre. Sideguard Assist warns when turning off to the right as well as in the case of obstacles located to the side of the vehicle. Both assistance systems protect weaker road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.