Hybrid buses in model test in Stuttgart

  • Date
    8 May 1979
  • Description
    As part of a five-year testing programme, the first four of a total of 13 Mercedes-Benz OE 305 hybrid electric buses with combined diesel-battery drive system are put into regular service in Stuttgart. A further seven vehicles follow suit in September in the town of Wesel.
A standard German vehicle becomes an export hit in the 1970s: Although the Association of Public Transport Companies buses are mainly tailored to the needs of German transport companies and their clients, Mercedes-Benz is also successful in selling the O 305 to many other countries.
Mercedes-Benz O 305