Berlin public transit operator orders new electric busses from Mercedes, Solaris
For a total cost of 30 million euros, the Berlin public transit operator BVG has ordered 15 electric busses from Mercedes and 15 e-busses from the Polish company Solaris, reports the Tagesspiegel. With a capacity of 70 passengers and a range of 150-250 kilometres, the Mercedes busses should be on the streets in Berlin next year. Daimler, Mercedes’ parent company, plans to invest approximately 200 million euros in electric busses in the coming years.
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For background, read the factsheet Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world and the article Cities and municipalities spearhead local transport revolution.