Tradition and progress. International presence and close cooperation with local customers. The best know-how and the best service: Travel safely and comfortably with Mercedes-Benz and Setra. Daimler Buses offers comprehensive services covering every aspect of buses and coaches. The customers are the focus of everything Daimler does.
Daimler has become the leading full-line supplier on the European bus and coach market and is also present on the global market. Mercedes-Benz invented the coach and has more than 100 years of experience in the bus and coach industry.
Daimler Buses integrated into the Daimler Group – offer their worldwide customers a unique, wide-ranging product portfolio.
The bus-specific service range from insurance and consulting to concepts for financing and the procurement of original parts and accessories. In addition to a sales network for new and used vehicles covering all of Europe, Daimler also offers a comprehensive service network of more than 500 bus stations to help with all bus and coach needs. The dedication in research and development sets international standards for new technologies and ideas in the production of buses.
Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid
The Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid made its debut in Hamburg in November 2009. The latest-generation fuel-cell hybrid bus boasts all-round environmental compatibility: it generates zero emissions and virtually no noise. As such, the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid is ideally suited for operations in congested inner cities and metropolitan areas.
Thanks to improved fuel-cell components and hybridisation with lithium-ion batteries, the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid consumes almost 50 percent less hydrogen than the previous generation. The fuel-cell bus has a range of around 250 kilometres. The drive system with fuel cell is virtually maintenance-free and boasts a long service life.
Daimler will use the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid as part of its involvement in a large-scale fleet trial in the CHIC project. The company is following on from the successful European Union CUTE and HyFLEET:CUTE projects, which were implemented between 2003 and 2009. Overall, 36 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses with a second-generation fuel-cell drive have proven themselves with twelve transport operators on three continents. Having clocked up more than 140,000 operating hours and over 2.2 million kilometres, the Mercedes-Benz buses are testimony to the practicality of the environmentally friendly fuel-cell drive.
The global initiative Shaping Future Transportation consolidates all the activities for sustainable mobility in the Commercial Vehicle Division of Daimler AG. The aim of this initiative is to employ clean and efficient drive systems and alternative fuels to make the zero-emission commercial vehicle of tomorrow a reality. Shaping Future Transportation involves conserving resources, reducing emissions of all types and, at the same time, ensuring the highest possible levels of road safety. In this respect, the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid – developed with support from the European Union – plays an important role.