24 Fully-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro ordered by Poland
Daimler Buses has received its first order for fully electric city buses in Poland. The planned order is made up of eight articulated buses and 16 solo buses. They are expected to be delivered this year. The locally emission-free urban buses will be operated in the port city of Gdynia in the Gulf of Gdańsk by the Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Autobusowej Sp. z o.o. (PKA Gdynia) transport company.
First e-mobility order from Poland
“We’re particularly pleased about the first order from Poland for the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro as Poland is one of our key markets in Eastern Europe,” explains Mirko Sgodda, Head of Marketing, Sales & Customer Services at Daimler Buses.
Artur Konarski, Managing Director of the local Daimler Buses organization adds: “In the past year, we were the market leader in Poland for conventionally-powered urban buses. Now we’re really pleased to be in position to deliver an order of 24 locally emission-free vehicles with an electric drive and that we’re making a contribution to sustainable public transport in Poland.”
The fully electric city buses from Mercedes-Benz are characterized by the latest-generation lithium-ion batteries. They can be rapidly recharged either using a plug connection or a pantograph with a charging output of up to 300 kW. Besides the standard plug-in connection which is available, the eCitaro can also be charged using an additional plug-in connection at the rear of the vehicle.
What’s more, the buses also feature a pre-conditioning system. With this, the battery and passenger compartment are brought up to the appropriate temperature to ensure that the vehicle is already at the right temperature before it leaves the depot. The greatest possible efficiency is thus guaranteed and the energy consumption optimized.
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