Even the most state-of-the-art city bus needs a driver to steer it. And, with this in mind, the eCitaro’s cockpit differs only slightly from the familiar driver’s workspace. The operating concept largely corresponds to that of the conventional Citaro. The transmission is operated in a familiar fashion with the D–N–R push buttons, but the instrumentation has been somewhat adapted. The tachometer is replaced by a power meter displaying current power demand. The battery’s charge status is also visually clear. Via the central display, the driver can summon range, power availability and charging indicator information.