Bülent Menekse, Managing Director of Omnibusverkehr Spillmann GmbH, has done it again: the Bietigheim-based bus entrepreneur has received four Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid vehicles and thus created real design highlights yet again. As has been the case for all of his motto buses, it was Menekse who had the basic ideas for the vehicles which were then realised in a close co-operation with Daimler Buses based on the Mercedes-Benz Citaro. Graffiti, music history, art and sport are the current subjects that Spillmann depicts in the interior of the Citaro city buses. The side walls, flooring and seats are decorated with emotional images – the flooring and seats also feature shapes and colours – and the whole look is refined with design elements typical of Spillmann such as metal grab bars or their own lighting concept.

Awards showered on Mercedes-Benz Buses: the attractive, informative online presence has received a number of awards. Recently, the focus was on its high user-friendliness. It received the "German Brand Award" for 2020 as the "winner" in the "Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation - Brand Communication – User experience" category. The German Brand Award is considered one of the leading German brand awards.

Outstanding in every respect: Mercedes-Benz Buses website wins several awards.

The fully-electric driven eCitaro G articulated bus increases the product range of the Citaro city bus family. It is another important step on the way to more environmentally friendly towns and cities offering a better quality of life. With the new fully-electric articulated bus, Mercedes-Benz is further expanding its role as a technological pioneer: shortly after its market launch, the new articulated bus will be available with new battery technologies. This includes being the first bus in its category to be equipped with innovative solid-state batteries. 

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with all-electric drive, exterior, smoke silver metallic, 2 x electric hub motor, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 485 Nm, 7 solid-state batteries, 63 kWh per solid-state battery, Preventive Brake Assist, Sideguard Assist, LED headlamps, length/width/height: 18.125 /2550/3400 mm, passenger capacity: 1/157.

17 April 2020 – Daimler Buses recently delivered 99 Mercedes-Benz city buses to the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport in the United Arab Emirates, which are now starting operations in Abu Dhabi to significantly expand and modernize the capital's efficient and well-integrated transport system. 

99 Mercedes-Benz Citaro city buses to operate in Abu Dhabi’s public transport network.

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