From May 2020, Mercedes‑Benz will deliver a total of 130 Citaro hybrid low-floor city buses to Bucharest, the Romanian capital. Depending on the operation, the hybrid module reduces fuel consumption by up to 8.5%.
In the last decade, the city authorities have ordered a total of 1,000 Citaro buses.
The Citaro hybrid will be delivered to Bucharest in the solo version. The city buses feature full climate control, upholstered passenger seats, an infotainment system with real-time information, USB ports for passengers’ own end devices and ESP Electronic Stability Program.
The hybrid module for the Citaro is available as special equipment both for the diesel and for the drive aggregate. The electric motor of the hybrid module supports the drive assembly primarily when the demand for power is high, with an output of up to 14 kW and 220 N·m torque. This occurs when pulling away, for example.
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