Commercial Vehicles

Poland orders 24 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses


Mercedes-Benz has received the first order from Poland for 24 eCitaro electric buses, planned to be deployed in the port city of Gdynia, to be operated by PKA Gdynia transport company. Of 24, 8 units are for articulated buses and 16 are for solo.

“We’re particularly pleased about the first order from Poland for the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro as Poland is one of our key markets in Eastern Europe,” said Mirko Sgodda, Head of Marketing, Daimler Buses.

“In the past year, we were the market leader in Poland for conventionally-powered urban buses. Now we’re really pleased to be in a position to deliver an order of 24 locally emission-free vehicles with an electric drive and that we’re making a contribution to sustainable public transport in Poland,” added Artur Konarski, Managing Director of the local Daimler Buses organization.

These buses can be specified with either nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) batteries or lithium metal polymer (LMP) solid-state batteries; the latter can be specified with up to 7 modules offering up to 441 kWh capacity. The battery pack can be recharged either via plugging-in or a pantograph. Powered by two ZF electric motors, the eCitaro boasts a combined 250 kW (340 metric hp) and 970 Nm (715 lb-ft) of torque.

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