Distributed Energy Resources, Industrial - May 3, 2022
Daimler Buses Offers CO2-Neutral Vehicles
Daimler Buses aims to offer locally CO2-neutral vehicles based on batteries and hydrogen in every segment by 2030 and will focus initially on the core markets of Europe and Latin America.
By 2039, only locally CO2-neutral new vehicles are to be sold in Europe. In the city bus segment, this is to be the case in Europe as early as 2030.
In addition to expanding its portfolio of CO2-neutral vehicles, Daimler Buses is also expanding its service offerings as a general contractor for customers' complete electric infrastructure.
Daimler Buses plans to launch the first all-electric inter-city bus from 2025 and coaches with hydrogen-based fuel cell drive from the end of this decade.
“As a worldwide leading bus manufacturer, our ambition is clear: We want to make a contribution to contending climate change and be a driver of the change in transportation that is needed to achieve this,” Till Oberwörder, Head of Daimler Buses, said in a statement. “To this end, we are pursuing a clear electrification strategy and putting buses with alternative drive technologies on the road in series production. We are focusing our development efforts entirely on the zero-emission and fully electrically powered eCitaro."
Starting in 2023, Daimler Buses will also equip its previously purely battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city bus, which has been in series production since 2018, with a hydrogen-based fuel cell as a range extender.