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Locally emission-free public transport in Brittany: 92 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and eCitaro G with fully-electric drive for the French Metropole Rennes

The Metropole Rennes has signed a declaration of intention to buy 92 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro fully electric city buses. The planned order consists of 59 articulated and 33 solo buses.

Largest foreign order for the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro since production began

We are absolutely delighted to receive the largest export order so far for the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro from Metropole Rennes and we are pleased to support the borough in implementing their ambitious climate aims, says Mirko Sgodda, Head of Marketing, Sales & Customer Services at Daimler Buses. The energy storage batteries for the Rennes city buses comprise eight powerful latest-generation lithium-ion battery packs. The extensive safety equipment of the buses is impressive.

Metropole Rennes: Star-Network, a thoroughly modern public transport network with ambitious aims

More than 200,000 inhabitants live inside the city, and when the suburbs are included there are approximately 400,000 people. It includes a fully automatic subway, about 70 bus routes, school bus services and also bicycles and electric bikes for hire. Rennes wants its bus fleet to be completely electrified by 2030.

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro: modular concept for a better quality of life in urban areas

The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro, a very quiet city bus introduced in 2018 with fully-electric drive and locally emission-free, is an important step towards improved quality of life in towns and cities. Recently Mercedes-Benz extended the Citaro family with the articulated eCitaro G. Mercedes-Benz supplies the bus to customers' specifications: the eCitaro is based on a highly flexible module concept of solo and articulated bus, and with a range of batteries and charge technologies.

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