GERMANY: Stadtwerke Osnabrück announced on January 15 that it had selected VDL Bus & Coach to supply 13 electric buses and charging infrastructure.

The Dutch company will supply its Citeas SLFA Electric 18·1 m articulated buses, with deliveries due to commence in late 2018. These will be put into service on route 41, which would become the first fully electric bus route to run through the city centre.

VDL is also supplying three rapid charging stations — one for each terminus and one for the depot — and 14 depot charging stations.