With the delivery of a total of 16 electric buses to various towns and cities, VDL Bus & Coach is helping to make public transport in Germany even more sustainable. With 7, 6 and 3 VDL Citeas respectively, Plon, Völklingen and Neuss are choosing to realise their ambitions for a more liveable city in the coming years. Until October 2022, VDL Bus & Coach will be supplying electric buses to Plön, a town in the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The order is for 7 Citeas SLF-120 Electric, which are recharged at night in the depot. The batteries have a capacity of 350 kWh.
Over the next 3 years, 6 Citeas will also take to the road in Völklingen. This town in Saarland will have 5 Citeas SLF-120 Electric and 1 Citea SLFA-180 Electric at its disposal. These buses, too, are charged not on the route but in the depot.
VDL Bus & Coach is supplying 2 Citeas SLF-120 Electric and 1 Citea SLFA-180 Electric to Stadtwerke Neuss, near Düsseldorf. Although these buses are also charged in the depot, the vehicles are also equipped with a pantograph. Opportunity charging is one of the possibilities in the long run.
Plon, Völklingen and Neuss join the cities of Münster, Cologne, Osnabrück, Oberhausen-Bottrop, Leipzig and Kiel, which are already making a daily contribution to VDL Bus & Coach’s objective in Germany: ‘Aiming for Zero’. Since the first 5 VDL Citeas SLF-120 Electric for Münster in 2015, more than 100 fully electric vehicles have been delivered in Germany to date, representing more than 4 million experiences of electric public transport.