On November 18, the operator ESWE Verkeh based in Wiesbaden, Germany, handed over the first fully-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city buses. The vehicles are part of a large-scale order for 56 eCitaro buses. Further seven units will be delivered this year while the remaining ones are planned for 2020. With their electric-bus switch-over plan, ESWE Verkehr and the city of Wiesbaden  are moving closer towards achieving their ambitious aim of being the first town in Germany to implement the vision of emission-free public transport. The consultancy team at Daimler Buses eMobility Consulting are assisting ESWE in the conversion of their fleet to electromobility solutions.

“This handover of the fully-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro”, underlines the manufacturer, “is proof of how Daimler Trucks & Buses is moving a step closer toward its aim of only supplying new vehicles equipped with tank-to-wheel CO2-neutral drive systems from 2039 in the European, Japanese and NAFTA markets. “

Mercedes eCitaro x Wiesbaden 2019