Mercedes-Benz provides additional details on upcoming 12m electric Citaro bus

By mmillikin Mercedes-Benz will introduce its 12m battery-electric Citaro bus in September at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show, with the start of series production also taking place this year. (Earlier post.) The company has now given a preview of the new locally emission-free 12-meter variant.

The drive system of the new all-electric Citaro is based on the tried and tested ZF AVE 130 electric portal axle with electric motors at the wheel hubs, as previously deployed in other variants of the Citaro. Peak motor output is 2 x 125 kW, while torque is 2 x 485 N·m.

Lithium-ion batteries with a total capacity of

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