As part of a supply contract for 82 vehicles agreed back in 2013, transport operator Hamburg-Holstein AG (VHH) took delivery of the 50th Mercedes-Benz Citaro Euro VI.
The second largest public transport company in northern Germany currently runs a fleet of 577 buses and over 90 percent of these vehicles bear the Mercedes-Benz star.
This fleet has been created in order to provide an efficient, economical and customer-friendly local passenger transport service in the metropolitan area of Hamburg.
Mercedes’ Citaro Euro VI urban bus does just that acording to Hambrug-Holstein AG officials, as board member Toralf Muller remarked during the handover ceremony at the bus and coach plant in Mannheim:
“We are already doing our outmost to reduce the emissions of our vehicle fleet as far as is possible today. The Citaro II models from Mercedes-Benz, which comply with the stringent requirements of the Euro VI emissions standard, play an instrumental role in this respect.”
This milestone comes after the Citaro buses recently won two awards thanks to the Euro VI engines they use: one at the annual IBC (International Bus & Coach Competition) and one at the IAA, the world’s premier commercial vehicle show, where the Citaro was awarded the “Green Bus Award 2014”.
The Citaro buses are well-known for standing out in the crowd with their LED passenger lighting, 29-inch LCD information monitors and passenger compartment climate control.