From leftt: Dr Christian Mohrdieck, Director Fuel Cell and Battery Drive Development, Daimler AG; Ganther Elste, Chairman of the Board, Hamburger Hochbahn AG;and Richard Averbeck, Head of Product Engineering Daimler Buses, Daimler AG; in front of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid bus
The first of ten new Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid buses has appeared in Hamburg, Germany as part of a large-scale fleet trial taking place there and in other European cities. Two major features of this latest-generation fuel cell hybrid bus are that it emits no pollutants while in motion and is virtually silent, making it ideal for use in highly congested inner cities and metropolitan areas. From next year, ten of the 30 vehicles that Daimler Buses is producing for European transport operators are destined for the Hamburg transport authority. Hamburger Hochbahn will take delivery of the remaining 20 buses.