August 07, 2012

Daimler Buses to deliver more than 150 buses to Germany's largest bus transport provider

Daimler Buses has closed a major order for more than 150 buses from DB Fleet Management GmbH. Beginning in 2013, the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brand urban and intercity buses will be gradually delivered to Germany's largest bus
transport provider. All of the vehicles will be used in regional and urban transport operations. The fuel-efficient, low-emission buses for DB Regio Bus are equipped with the environmentally friendly BlueTec SCR diesel technology and meet the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) emissions standard, which is even stricter than Euro-V. Daimler Buses will manufacture all of the vehicles within its flexible production network consisting of EvoBus plants in Mannheim and Neu-Ulm.

"We're delighted about this major contract," says Till Oberworder, Head of Marketing, Sales & Aftersales at Daimler Buses. "The order confirms that even in tough economic times our customers want our high-quality and environmentally friendly buses. Our vehicles are therefore making a valuable contribution to public transportation."

As part of the new major contract, Daimler Buses will deliver a combination of vehicles from its range of Mercedes-Benz and Setra brand urban and intercity buses. Most of the vehicles are first and second-generation low-floor buses with two or three doors and a length of 12 und 18 meters. Due to the buses' low-floor design, elderly and physically handicapped people can easily get in and out of the vehicles or use the wheelchair ramp. Each bus has four priority seats for elderly or handicapped passengers.

DB Regio Bus manages Deutsche Bahn's regional and urban transportation business, which encompasses a network of 22 bus companies and more than 70 holdings in transportation firms and cooperatives throughout Germany. Around two-million passengers ride the buses of DB Regio Bus each day.

Daimler Buses is the world's leading manufacturer of buses and bus chassis of over eight tons GVW. In 2011 Daimler Buses employed approximately 17,500 people around the world and sold almost 40,000 buses and bus chassis. Its product range covers urban and intercity buses as well as travel coaches and includes everything from minibuses to double-deckers — with different engines and equipment features available for all vehicles. The European bus business is managed by EvoBus GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG.


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