Carrier HTM, operating in Dutch The Hague area, has presented the first out of a 102-units e-bus order commissioned to Daimler Buses. The eCitaro for The Hague feature 490 kWh battery capacity in addition with equipment for pantograph charging. The buses were ordered in mid-2023 (a total of 102 eCitaro and eCitaro G buses, HTM reports).

Together with the new e-buses, The Hague has presented its renewed electric bus depot.

HTM rolls out eCitaro buses in The Hague

HTM’s bus garage on Telexstraat was completely transformed in 2023. The site has been refurbished with charging points and other facilities needed to charge eCitaros. Their construction was carried out by ABB E-Mobility and Batenburg Techniek.

ABB E-mobility has shared details of its activity in The Hague in a Linkedin post: the group provided 28 HVC360 units connected to 109 Panto-Ups. “The HVC360 system has been a key solution in overcoming the project’s key challenge: a limited space available to install charging equipment”.

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Daimler Buses and ABB E-Mobility in The Hague

“The intention is that by 2030, only zero-emission buses will be operating in the 21 municipalities cooperating in the Rotterdam The Hague Metropolitan Region. By doing so, the public transport companies are contributing to a region that is pleasant to live and work in.” said Jeffrey Keus, portfolio holder for public transport at MRDH.

“With these new buses, we not only offer our passengers more comfort, but certainly also our bus drivers a wonderful beautiful new workplace. The buses have a modern and fresh interior and are also quieter. We are therefore pleased that we have made this possible thanks in part to our client Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag (MRDH), because it is an enrichment for our beautiful city of The Hague and the Hague region,” said Jaap Bierman, general manager of HTM.

The first electric buses will be used to train bus drivers in the month of June. “The bus drivers and our technicians have been involved from the beginning and are curious to see how the eCitaro buses work in practice,” Bierman said: “This autumn, we expect to phase the first 12-metre eCitaro into our timetable, followed by the 18-metre buses at the end of this year“.


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