First Mercedes-Benz Citaro G mild hybrid buses leave the factory

By mmillikin The first new Mercedes-Benz Citaro mild hybrid buses (earlier post) have left the factory and will gradually go into service with Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB). They will be used to carry passengers on inner-city routes in Stuttgart. The vehicles offer fuel savings of up to 8.5%. In late 2018, the Citaro hybrids will switch to the new X1 express bus service introduced by SSB especially for low-emission buses with innovative powertrain technology.
The objective with the Citaro hybrid is to make the diesel engine even more economical while optimizing the degree of electrification for maximum overall economic efficiency.—Rüdiger Kappel, Sales Manager

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