Fuel-cell drive

  • Stuttgart, Oct 1, 2012 - In the fuel cell bus category, the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid won the EBUS Award, the environmental award for public local transport. Roman Biondi, brand spokesman for Mercedes-Benz buses and EvoBus, and Ulrich Piotrowski, the Market Launch Manager for Mercedes-Benz hybrid and electric buses, accepted the award in Cologne on 28 September 2012 from Professor Ralph Pütz of the Landshut University of Applied Sciences, in the presence of Rainer Bomba, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.
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  • Stuttgart/Brugg, May 25, 2012 - PostAuto Schweiz AG has become the first company in Switzerland to deploy fuel-cell technology for public road transport. Since the end of 2011, five Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid models have been serving on routes in and around Brugg (in the canton of Aargau) as PostAuto vehicles. Over the next five years, PostAuto will test the fuel-cell drive, using clean hydrogen as fuel.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 5, 2010 - The CHIC (Clean Hydrogen in European Cities) project got underway in Cologne on 4 November. The project funded by the EU will permit the integration of 26 fuel-cell buses into daily regular services in five European cities. At least three manufacturers - Mercedes-Benz, Van Hool and Wrightbus - will be supplying fuel-cell hybrid vehicles in this project.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 20, 2009 - It generates no emissions while running, is whisper-quiet and conserves resources: the new Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid bus from Mercedes-Benz opens up a whole new era in drive technology for urban buses. The newcomer had its world premiere in June 2009 at the UITP Congress (the World Congress of the Inter¬national Association of Public Transport) in Vienna and could be seen in action for the first time on the occasion of the final conference of the HyFLEET:CUTE project in Hamburg. The advent of the Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid bus means that the future really has arrived: the launch of the prototype will shortly be followed by small series production while next year will see the start of a large-scale test of the Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid bus on the basis of ten customer vehicles in service in Hamburg. The objective is for further in-service testing in customer fleets to be conducted at European level.
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  • Stuttgart/Hamburg, Nov 16, 2009 - The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid made its first appearance in its future operating location of Hamburg today. The exceptional feature of this latest-generation fuel cell hybrid bus is its outstanding environ-mental compatibility. The bus emits absolutely no pollutants while in motion, and it’s also virtually silent, making it ideal for use in highly congested inner cities and metropolitan areas.
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  • Kortrijk, Oct 20, 2009 - Mercedes-Benz Buses is presenting numerous new products at the Busworld fair, Europe’s largest fair dedicated to buses and coaches, which will be held in Kortrijk/Belgium from 16 - 21 October. In Hall 5 and the outside display area, a larger number of buses and coaches will demonstrate the great innovative strength and product diversity of Mercedes-Benz as a full-line supplier.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 30, 2009 - Daimler has received the F-Cell Award for innovative use of fuel cell technology in the Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid urban bus. Two employees accepted the award on behalf of Daimler last Monday during the F-Cell Conference in Stuttgart. “We are very delighted about this award as it once again highlights our innovative skill as the world’s largest bus manufacturer and also helps take us a big step toward our goal of zero-emission driving,” said Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses.
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  • Stuttgart/Vienna, Jun 8, 2009 - The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid city bus is celebrating its world premiere from June 7 to11 at the UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Vienna. The fuel cell hybrid bus is the first vehicle in Daimler Buses’ new generation of fuel cell buses. It combines the advantages of the diesel-electric Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, which was unveiled a few months ago, with those of the hydrogen-powered Citaro fuel cell buses, which have delivered impressive performance in fleet tests.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 4, 2009 - At the “Miniatur-Wunderland” in Hamburg, the world's largest H0-gauge model railway, a 1:87-scale Mercedes-Benz fuel-cell bus has recently started doing the rounds. The fully working model sponsored by the Daimler AG Research unit is just 14 cm long. A mini fuel cell burns hydrogen and oxygen to generate the power necessary to keep the mini electric motor on the bus running.
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