Mercedes-Benz secures 86-strong bus order from Poland

Mercedes-Benz city is to provide 56 Citaro and 30 Citaro hybrid buses to Poland's second-largest public transport authority in Krakow.

The city of Gdansk is also investing in city buses from Mercedes-Benz. At the start of May, a contract for the supply of 46 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses was signed between the Gdansk public transport authority GAiT (Gdanskie Autobusy i Tramwaje) and Daimler Buses. The new vehicles will be delivered in spring next year.

A further order for 18 Mercedes-Benz Conecto buses, has also been placed during the first half of this year by the city of Bialystok in north-eastern Poland. The vehicles will be delivered towards the end of the year to Bialystok's public transport operator.

The Warsaw transport authorities ordered 80 Mercedes-Benz Conecto for the Polish capital in June last year, while August brought an order for a further 60 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses to enlarge the fleet of the city transport operators in Wroclaw.

All Citaro city buses are manufactured at the EvoBus plant in Mannheim. The Citaro hybrid buses are based on the hybrid technology unveiled by Mercedes-Benz last year and offer a fuel saving of up to 8.5% compared with the conventional Citaro.

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