Fleet test: hybrid trucks in everyday use

  • Date
    29 January 2008
  • Description
    On the occasion of the World Mobility Forum in Stuttgart, Daimler AG hands over a Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid and a Mitsubshi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid to Deutsche Post World Net. With that the two partners give the go-ahead for a large-scale fleet test of hybrid trucks in operative business. At the World Mobility Forum, the Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, a low-floor articulated regular service bus with hybrid drive, receives the first DEKRA Environmental Prize ever awarded.
Deutsche Post World Net and Daimler AG give go-ahead for the first hybrid truck in Europe with the keys for the first Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid.
Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid
The Mercedes-Benz hybrid bus is awarded the DEKRA environmental prize 2008
Clemens Klinke (DEKR) hands over the award to Andreas Reschler (Daimler AG)
Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid
Daimler Buses has produced a technologically pioneering hybrid-drive system for the Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid low-floor articulated bus, which celebrates its world debut in Stuttgart in 2007. The diesel-electric hybrid drive enables emissions-free driving under battery power alone over short distances. The four-cylinder diesel engine no longer acts as a continuous propulsion unit but drives the generator to produce electric power as required. This electric power is then stored by maintenance-free lithium-ion batteries on the roof of the Citaro. The batteries are not only charged by the diesel generator, but also by energy recovered when braking, also known as recuperation.
Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid