310 km with new City 45 ELECTRIC

310 km with new City 45 ELECTRIC

10 October 2023

Tremonia Mobility, formerly known as Mercedes-Benz Minibuses, has in collaboration with Elinta Motors from Lithuania, successfully developed and launched this year its first 100% electric city minibus, based on the established and well-known City 45 diesel model. With the newly gained independence Tremonia Mobility says it has made significant progress in the field of sustainable transportation and showcases this in hall 4, booth 425.

Tremonia decided to intensify its research and development activities for electric minibuses and looked for technical solution from third parties. In Elinta Motors it found a dedicated partner and the collaboration resulted in the development of electric vehicles, “that set new standards in performance and eco-friendlines”, as Tremonia describes it. Their new product based on the City 45 is tested by TüV focusing on “Standardized On-Road Test” (SORT). Tremonia reports that the City 45 ELECTRIC demonstrated an “impressive range of up to 310 km (SORT 2 cycle, mixed operating)”. The test was done with a vehicle equipped with a 115 kWh battery, a 150 kW (1,250 Nm) engine and under optimal conditions. The manufacturer emphasizes that this achievement solidifies its “commitment to deliver electric minibuses that offer remarkable range without compromising on quality or passenger experience”. Jürgen Knothe, CTO of Tremonia Mobility: "These outstanding figures validate the dedication and expertise of our team, as well as the successful collaboration with Elinta Motors. Our first-generation City 45 ELECTRIC has now proven to be a game-changer, and we still continue optimizing and innovating to deliver a perfect electrified minibus to our customers."

First orders

Tremonia received already its first orders for the new City 45 ELECTRIC. Two major transport companies, one in Luxembourg, Voyages Emile Weber and the MVVG (Mecklenburg-Vorpommeren) Germany, have placed orders for the new innovative electric City 45 ELECTRIC. MVVG, which operates around 190 buses every day, has shown its commitment to a more environmentally-friendly future by placing an order for three City 45 ELECTRIC minibuses. Family-owned business since 1875, Voyages Emile Weber from Luxembourg, placed it’s first orders for the City 45 ELECTRIC minibuses. After having thoroughly tested the prototype vehicle this spring. The vehicles will be delivered by the end of 3rd quarter 2023. The City 45 ELECTRIC combines style and functionality, and is equipped with advanced safety features and innovative technologies. For 2024, Tremonia Mobility has already announced an expansion of the electric product range to include the larger minibus model, City 75 ELECTRIC.