Daimler Buses is at the international trade fair “Busworld Europe”, this year, for the first Time in Brussels (18.-23.October 2019) took place and have been rewarded with three prizes. The fully electric city bus with the star was awarded by an international Jury, the sustainability award, “Sustainable Bus Award 2020” in the category of Urban awarded. In addition, the professional jury at the Busworld Awards paid tribute to the Setra double-Decker S 531 DT, as well as the Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro with the “Comfort Label”.
Sustainability award 2020: Mercedes‑Benz city bus eCitaro makes the race
The Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro was awarded in Brussels two Times. The battery-powered urban regular-service bus, received in addition to the “Sustainable Bus Award 2020” in the category of Urban also the “Comfort Label 2019”. For the Jury, which is made up of representatives from eight European countries, together, constitute the vehicle to the currently best solution in the combination of sustainability, comfort and safety. The all-electric bus cities and transport offers companies the opportunity to have their fleets on locally emission-free Driving to switch. The city bus is therefore a more eco-friendly public TRANSPORT and contributes to air pollution and thus increase the quality of life in cities. Today eCitaro city buses operating in cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Oslo and in the Swedish city of Ystad in the line. For the judgment of bus and coach specialists represents the eCitaro the Basis for future developments with a view to practical use in the line of traffic.
Development of low-emission technologies will be promoted
Ulrich Bastert, head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Services for Daimler Buses, is delighted about the three awards, which are a great Motivation to master the challenges of the future of the bus industry in the areas of comfort and E-mobility with innovative ideas: “We are very proud of the recognition of our products by the internationally renowned bus and coach experts. In particular, the sustainability award is a motivation for Daimler Buses to continue to put in the further development of emission-free technologies set the standards.“
Setra double-Decker and Mercedes‑Benz with excellent comfort
With a bright interior, with plenty of light and a modern design, the Interior of the Setra Double-Decker coach is available for a generous amount of space. In the Belgian capital S 531 DT now with the “Comfort Label”. From the outside glazed, the stairs are as the connection from the lower to the upper deck interior with translucent acrylic plastic clad. Uniform two-tone levels with individual lighting, pedestals, and continuous handrails provide safety when On and off the Bus.
The comfort plaque of Brussels Jury also received the eCitaro, the drives locally emission-free and almost noiseless. The fully electric-powered Mercedes‑Benz eCitaro lifts electric mobility with city buses to a new level. Striking is the new Design of the interior ceiling with curved roof edge flaps and new interior lighting. Along with the new airflow, this reduces the interior noise in the passenger compartment again and means more comfort.
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