The fifth e-mobility project from ASSURED partner VDL Bus & Coach in Germany will be undertaken in the Northern German city of Kiel. On 8 October, the contract was signed to supply 36 Citeas SLFA-187 Electric. For the first time, VDL will be delivering a 3-axle version of the 18.7 metre-long articulated Citea to a transport operator.
Boris Höltermann, Managing Director of VDL Bus & Coach Germany explained, “There are already hybrid buses operating in Kiel. The switch to electric buses demonstrates a considerable degree of daring and vision on the part of Kiel’s municipal authorities. In Germany, government is taking an ever growing number of initiatives in the field of sustainable mobility. We are happy to contribute our knowledge and years of e-mobility experience in Europe to make this project a success. With the first delivery, planned in August 2020, we will be joining forces with Kiel to underpin our target of ‘Aiming for zero’.”
You can read the full press release here.