On April 26 the transport company Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (rnv) launched two electric bus routes in Mannheim with three new Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro buses. The electric routes 66 and 67  incorporate the new town districts Franklin and Taylor in the local public transport network. The eCitaro bus on route 67 also stops at schools and thus serves as a school bus for the children.

Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH began operating its first electric bus route in Heidelberg in January 2019. The company was thus one of the first transport companies in Germany to incorporate the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro in its daily bus route operations. In Heidelberg rnv operates three eCitaro buses in the historic areas of the city.