The first three fuel cells of the Mercedes eCitaro G Once in series production, they were delivered to the operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr in Germany: the Stella-specified fuel cells will be used in the cities of Mannheim and Heidelberg.
This is the first “taste”, given that another 45 such eCitaro buses will be delivered in mid-2025: 40 of the 48 vehicles will be sent to Mannheim and Heidelberg, while the remaining eight are for Ludwigshafen. In addition, the German operator has an exercisable option for another 27 vehicles signed Daimler buses.
During delivery, Till Oberwörder, CEO of Daimler Busessaid: “We are proud of the long-term cooperation with Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH, which is manifested in today’s delivery of the first fuel cell Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G. The birth and production of our city buses and the headquarters of RNV have The close relationship with Mannheim, which strengthens this location within the Rhine-Neckar region for both companies.”
Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G fuel cell, in detail
Three-door electric buses spoke to range extender a celle a combustible they have equipment four battery packs every, and lithium ion batteries the latest generation (Nmc3) and one capacity of 392 kWh by car. The hydrogen supply of the 60 kW fuel cell is provided by six H2 cylinders, each with a capacity of five kilograms, is placed on the roof of the car. The hydrogen tanks are filled on the right side, above the second axle in the direction of travel.
Both the middle and rear axles of the specified buses are powered by ZF AxTrax technology.: two axles each have a power of 250 kW.
Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G fuel cell: refueling and safety
In terms of equipment adding oilRhein-Neckar-Verkehr, has installed thirty electric and two hydrogen charging stations: the modules are charged with a charging capacity of 150 kW, while the H2 tanks are refilled in 350 bars at the RNV warehouses in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen or. in their immediate areas.
The safety equipment of the rnv eCitaro G includes a series of modern assistance systems; among these, the world’s first brake assist, the Anti-Brake Assistt, designed specifically for regular buses.