The long-standing cooperation between VDL Bus & Coach and the Flemish public transport company De Lijn has reached a new milestone. With the delivery of 24 new generation Citeas, part of a new framework contract, the milestone of more than 1,000 VDL buses operating under the flag of De Lijn throughout Flanders and Brussels has been reached. It is also the first time that De Lijn has ordered the new generation of Citeas. This concerns the Citea LF-122 type in a two-door and a three-door variant. The new city buses from VDL Bus & Coach are entirely based on an electric drive train and have trendsetting features. The e-buses have a 490 kWh battery pack and are ideally suited for city and regional transport, offering a high level of service.The new generation of Citeas can be seen in Flanders from 2023. VDL Bus & Coach has become one of Europe’s leading players in the field of e-mobility. VDL has been active in the field of electric transport for over 25 years. Since the introduction of the first Citea SLF-120 Electric in Geneva, during the UITP Mobility & City Transport exhibition in 2013, VDL Bus & Coach has focused strongly on electric mobility.