Stuttgart/Geneva – Daimler Buses has won another large-scale order. The customer is Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) from Switzerland. The 87 Mercedes‑Benz articulated buses are to be deployed on TPG's 305 km long network in the city of Geneva and its outskirts. The company has a workforce of over 1700 and operates 82 trams together with around 320 buses. The bus fleet consists for the most part of Mercedes‑Benz buses. Delivery of the vehicles is to begin in September 2011
Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated bus in Euro V/ EEV version
The 17.94 m long Citaro G is able to transport up to 150 passengers. This makes the vehicle ideal for heavily frequented routes and peak-time services on main transport routes. Its low-floor design along its entire length, its stepless entrances and exits and its four wide doors enable swift boarding and alighting for passengers. For persons with restricted mobility, the bus offers space for two wheelchairs. The vehicles are additionally equipped with video monitoring. The Mercedes‑Benz articulated buses are powered by the Mercedes‑Benz OM 457 (h)LA engine rated at 260 kW (354 hp). The vehicles are EEV-compliant in accordance with the Euro V emissions standard. The Mercedes‑Benz Citaro G employs the proven Electronic Brake System (EBS) in conjunction with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and Acceleration Skid Control (ASR). Disc brakes on all wheels and independent wheel suspension at the front are standard.