Only recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland

Must Read

List of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number that usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is held. The sort...

List of Access Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

How To Block Your Bank Account And SIM Card In Case Of Emergency

Losing your phone and wallet or having them stolen can be very frustrating. However, in case that happens to...
- Advertisement -

Only a few weeks ago the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G celebrated its world premiere and already it is “electrifying” Zurich. The high-tech articulated city bus travels back and forth to high-tech destinations there: with the “ETH Link”, the EUROBUS welti-furrer AG transport company connects two locations – the ETH Zentrum and ETH Hönggerberg sites at Zurich’s public university, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH). EUROBUS is thus the first transport company to use the articulated bus with fully electric drive in regular service operations.

Only recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with all-electric drive, four-door, exterior, white, 2 x electric hub motor, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 485 Nm, 10 HV battery modules (Lithium-ion), 24 kWh per HV battery, Preventive Brake Assist, Sideguard Assist, LED headlamps, length/width/height: 18125 /2550/3400 mm, passenger capacity: 1/131 – www.brandspurng.com

The “ETH Link” is the fastest connection between the ETH Zentrum and Hönggerberg sites. Previously, buses with diesel engines were used for the shuttle service. Three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G are now being operated on this regular service route. The 18.13-metre long articulated buses are equipped with fully electric drives and a current collector for intermediate charging.

Only recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland
Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with all-electric drive, four-door, exterior, white, 2 x electric hub motor, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 485 Nm, 10 HV battery modules (Lithium-ion), 24 kWh per HV battery, Preventive Brake Assist, Sideguard Assist, LED headlamps, length/width/height: 18125 /2550/3400 mm, passenger capacity: 1/131 – www.brandspurng.com

“Green” energy supply thanks to Swiss water power

Patrick Nussbaumer, Managing Director of EUROBUS welti-furrer AG, is impressed by the electric city buses on the route through Zurich’s inner city: “In addition to being environmentally friendly, the new electric buses are characterised in particular by smooth running, comfortable low-floor entry and an attractive interior and exterior design. The ETH is thus setting an example and strengthening its position as a future-oriented educational institution.”

- Advertisement -

This also applies to the energy supply: the electricity for the operation of the electric buses is produced solely with Swiss water power – or as it is known in Switzerland, “Wasserstrom”; the standard term for electricity generated from environmentally friendly hydroelectric power. This conserves fossil resources and hugely reduces CO2­emissions.

Only recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland
Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with all-electric drive, four-door, exterior, white, 2 x electric hub motor, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 485 Nm, 10 HV battery modules (Lithium-ion), 24 kWh per HV battery, Preventive Brake Assist, Sideguard Assist, LED headlamps, length/width/height: 18125 /2550/3400 mm, passenger capacity: 1/131.

Armin Krieg, Head of Regular Service Bus Sales at EvoBus (Switzerland) AG: “We are delighted that with the introduction of the eCitaro G, we are able to continue our schedule for electromobility in city buses as announced and can underscore the leadership of Daimler Buses with regard to innovation and technology at, of all places, the very centre of technical and scientific research and teaching.” 

Current collector charged at bus stop

The electric buses are recharged at the Hönggerberg bus stop at a charging station with an output of 300 kW. The charging mast is fitted with a contact hood. The current collector mounted on the vehicle docks here and thus starts the charging process. The eCitaro G has a battery capacity of 243 kWh.

Read Also:  Mercedes-Benz reveals SL Grand Edition (Pictures)
- Advertisement -

The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G articulated buses each offer space for a total of 131 passengers; 38 seats and standing room for 93 with two wheelchair places. One of the four doors is fitted with a wheelchair ramp so that passengers with restricted mobility can enter the vehicle without obstruction. The ETH commuters can also enjoy public Wi-Fi, USB ports for their own personal end devices and an efficient climate control system on hot summer days.

Exclusive shuttle service for the ETH sites in Zurich

The ETH Link is solely for students and employees at the ETH Zurich and their guests. During the day, the three vehicles travel back and forth between the ETH Zentrum and ETH Hönggerberg sites. The first morning connections (from 07.06 a.m.) and the last evening departures (until 6.54 p.m.) travel from and to Zurich’s main train station in order to provide train travellers with an optimum connection.

Read Also:  The first-ever BMW iX3
The EUROBUS transport company is the largest private bus company in Switzerland

EUROBUS is a member company of the Knecht Group and is the largest private bus company in Switzerland. The company has a fleet of 270 buses at its disposal – it includes mini and regular service buses as well as touring coaches. The company offers a diverse range of tours, combined air and bus trips, beach and hotel holidays as well as organised group tours.

The EUROBUS Group is also active on public routes at ten locations in the German-speaking region of Switzerland and since 2018 it is the first company to offer national long-distance services. It is the only large bus and tour company that has obtained the QIII certification for the service processes segment. All EUROBUS companies are certified to the ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental management) standards.

- Advertisement -
Only recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland - Brand SpurOnly recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland - Brand Spur

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Only recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland - Brand SpurOnly recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland - Brand Spur

Latest News

FinTech Investments in Q3 2020 Drop by 16% Quarter-over-Quarter to $12.15 Billion

The total value of fintech investments worldwide sank to $12.15 billion in Q3 2020, a 16% drop compared to...

Pokemon Go Lifetime Revenue Crosses $4 Billion as Year-To-Date Revenue Surges by 30%

The year 2020 has been the most profitable year for Pokemon Go since its launch in 2016. The mobile game generated $1 billion in...

Golden Guinea Breweries Plc Reports N18.88m PAT in Q3 2020

The Umuahia, Abia State-based Golden Guinea Breweries Plc has released its unaudited financial statements for the year ended September 30th, 2020. The brewer recorded Revenue...

Nigeria Gross Domestic Product: COVID-19 drags economy further by 3.62%

The Nigerian economy slid into its second recession in five years, following the 3.62% y/y contraction recorded in Q3’20 (Q3’19: +2.28% y/y). The economy...

Shoprite surprises customers on a bumper Black Friday

Shoprite Nigeria’s supermarkets have offered early Black Friday deals and big discounts on everyday essentials as customers are increasingly looking for value, given the...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -Only recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland - Brand SpurOnly recently presented and already in regular service operations: Mercedes-Benz delivers three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G with fully electric drive to Switzerland - Brand Spur