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Daimler Buses Wants To Sell Only Electric City Buses From 2030

Daimler Buses wants to offer CO2-neutral vehicles in all segments in Europe and Latin America by 2030 and only sell all-electric vehicles for city buses in Europe. To achieve this, there will be a new series and updates for existing models.

Daimler Buses plans to launch the first all-electric intercity bus from 2025 and fuel cell-powered coaches from the end of this decade. This was announced by the manufacturer on the occasion of its own “Daimler Buses eMobility Days”. Daimler Buses is relying on the dual strategy with batteries and hydrogen, as also implemented at Daimler Truck.

“As the world’s leading bus manufacturer, our ambition is clear: we want to make a contribution to combating climate change and be a driver of the transport turnaround needed to achieve this,” says Till Oberwörder, Head of Daimler Buses. “To this end, we are pursuing a clear electrification strategy and are putting buses with alternative drive technologies on the road in series production.” Oberwörder announced that Daimler Buses would only offer CO2-neutral new vehicles in the city bus segment in Europe from 2030 at the latest and would no longer invest in Euro VII: “We are focusing our investments on a purely electric city bus segment in Europe by the end of the decade.”

Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing also came to Mannheim for the “Daimler Buses eMobility Days”. “To achieve our climate goals, we need more zero-emission vehicles. We actively support public transport companies to decarbonise their fleets and provide them with the corresponding infrastructure,” said Wissing. “We have earmarked a total of 1.25 billion Euro for this purpose. Our goal: by 2030, every second city bus should be electrified.”