Stuttgart, 30 March 2020 – The transport operator, SWEG, based in Lahr in Germany's Black Forest region, will be taking the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX (Range Extender) from series production and putting it on the road. SWEG and Daimler Buses signed the corresponding letter of intent today. Delivery will be over the course of 2022.

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro with fully-electric drive, exterior in anthracite metallic, two electric wheel hub motors, 2 x 125 kW, 2 x 485 Nm, LED headlamps, length/width/height: 12,135/2550/3400 mm, transport capacity: 1/80

Stuttgart, 24 March 2020 – Since 2018, the all-electric eCitaro city bus with a battery pack has been assembled at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim. From 2022 onwards, a variant with fuel cell technology for generating on-board electric power from hydrogen is planned as a range extender. These buses with their alternative propulsion systems play a key role in Daimler’s transition toward CO₂-neutral passenger transport and bring things full circle. As on 12 March 1895, 125 years ago, automotive manufacturer Benz & Cie. ─ also in Mannheim ─ delivered the first bus with a combustion engine (an alternative drivetrain at the time) to Rheinische Gasmotoren Fabrik.

Benz combustion engine bus based on the Benz Landauer with eight seats at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Legend Room 1: Pioneers ─ The Invention of the Automobile, 1886 to 1900. On 12 March 1895, this type of bus was delivered to Netphener Omnibus-Gesellschaft for scheduled regular service on the Siegen-Netphen-Deuz route.

Stuttgart, 21 February 2020 – Cities are becoming more environmentally friendly and enjoying a higher quality of life thanks to the all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro. This is underscored by its latest accolade in the form of the environmental label "Blue Angel". For more than 40 years it has been the German government's environmental label and it is awarded by independent institutions. The coveted eco-label proves the eCitaro's environmental friendliness and the exemplary path it is taking towards locally emission-free local public transport. The eCitaro is the first fully-electric city bus entitled to bear this environmental label.

Cities are becoming more environmentally friendly and enjoying a higher quality of life thanks to the all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro. This is underscored by its latest accolade in the form of the environmental label "Blue Angel".

Stuttgart, 10 February 2020 – Who drives the most economically? Who has the best values for the environment and the company alike? Mercedes-Benz wanted to know and set off in search of the 2019 Eco Champ among drivers of the Tourismo high-deck touring coach throughout Europe. Ulrich Bastert, Head of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Daimler Buses: "The result of the competition has exceeded our expectations. For our customers, the Tourismo is a true economic wonder and at the same time protects the environment."

Eco Champs 2019: The front-runner in the two-axle Mercedes-Benz Tourismo was Walterbus in Gorizia, north-east Italy (in the picture from left to right: Ivan Zanirato and winner Walter Marini). The company achieved the best value for the 12.3-metre-long touring coach in Europe, with a figure of just 18.8 litres/100 km.

* Sustainability award 2019: Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and Citaro hybrid win the city bus award.