The Danish bus firm Vikingbus has ordered 31 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro all-electric autos. In future, they’ll primarily be utilized in Køge, a harbor city south of the Danish capital Copenhagen within the east of the island of Sjӕlland.
The common service additionally contains journeys to the municipality of Stevn, which is additional south. That is the longest metropolis bus line in Denmark, leading to some journeys longer than 500 kilometers a day—very uncommon for a metropolis bus.
The 31 eCitaro autos are ready for this, specializing in the newest era of NMC3 batteries with a excessive vitality density and a complete capability of 588 kWh. The town buses are deliberate to enter operation on the flip of the yr 2023/2024.
Vikingbus is among the main bus corporations in Denmark with round 450 metropolis buses, intercity buses and touring coaches in addition to 13 bases all through the nation. The personal firm is predicated on a merger of 17 corporations and is totally Danish owned. It presents a variety of transport and companies, together with ambulance transport in Denmark and past.
Along with the order for the 31 eCitaro, Vikingbus has ordered a number of Mercedes-Benz Intouro buses to be used as college buses within the Jutland area. Vikingbus additionally positioned an order for ten new-generation S 517 HDH kind luxurious touring coaches from Setra. A number of Intouro and Setra 517 HDH autos are additionally deliberate to enter service in 2023.