GERMANY: Daimler Buses handed over the first of 15 eCitaro battery buses to Berlin transport operator BVG on March 27. BVG placed the order last year.

The buses are equipped with 10 battery modules providing a total capacity of 243 kWh, which will be charged using plug-in equipment at the depot. These enable a range of between 150 km and 250 km.

The air-conditioned buses are fitted with a thermal management system to lower energy consumption, as well as 15 double USB ports, three passenger information displays, multifunction spaces, and exterior and interior CCTV cameras.