Mercedes Osnabruck

SWO Mobil in Osnabrück orders 19 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses

29 April 2024

Public transport company SWO Mobil in the German city Osnabrück has chosen Daimler Buses as supplier for 19 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses. The new city buses will be delivered successively as from 2025. The order is a result of a Europe-wide tender. With the new buses, SWO Mobil increases its electric bus fleet to 81 out of a total of 86 vehicles.

The two-axle 12 metre eCitaro solo has three entrance doors and a maximum capacity of 69 passengers divided over 30 seats and 39 standing places. A manually operated folding ramp at the rear entrance door facilitates passengers with reduced mobility. The buses are equipped with a CO2 air-conditioning system, which is operated with the R744 refrigerant, in combination with a CO2 heat pump. An active filter with antiviral function is installed. The headlamps for low-beam driving light, high beam, cornering lights, daytime running lights and contour lights, as well as the perimeter lighting in the entrance, are designed using LED technology. The 19 new eCitaro solo buses will also fulfil the requirements of the General Safety Regulation (GSR) and are provided with assistance systems such as Sideguard Assist 2 and the completely

new Frontguard Assist, which together form a complete warning system for obstacles and people at the sides and in front of the bus. Other features include the Attention Assist (AtAs) system, the TPM (Tyre Pressure Monitoring) system and the electrohydraulic intelligent eco steering system. The buses are also equipped with the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) and Traffic Sign Assist, which warns the driver if the maximum permissible speed is being exceeded. The total capacity of the five 98.3 kWh battery packs installed on each of the buses amounts to 491.5 kWh and enables them to cover an operating range of around 270 kilometres. The batteries are charged via depot charging at the depot of Stadtwerke Osnabrück.