Daimler Buses has closed a deal with DB Fleet Management for 150 buses to be delivered beginning 2013.
The delivery of the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brand urban and intercity buses will be made gradually and all of them will be used in urban and regional transport operations. All the buses for DB Regio Bus are low-emission, fuel-efficient, feature the environmentally friendly BlueTec SCR diesel technology and were manufactured in accordance with the Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle emissions standard. All the buses will be manufactured at EvoBus plants in Mannheim and Neu-Ulm.
“We’re delighted about this major contract,” says Till Oberwörder, Head of Marketing, Sales & Aftersales at Daimler Buses. “The order confirms that even in tough economic times our customers want our high-quality and environmentally friendly buses.”
DB Regio Bus controls Deutsche Bahn’s urban and regional transportation business, which has 22 bus companies and over 70 holdings in transportation firms in Germany. Daimler Buses had in 2011 about 17,500 employees all over the world and sold almost 40,000 buses and bus chassis. Besides intercity and urban buses, the auto maker also produces travel coaches, minibuses and double-deckers, with various equipment features and engines. EvoBus, owned by Daimler AG, manages the European bus business.