Slight increase in unit sales
Daimler Buses sold 32,600 buses and bus chassis worldwide in financial yea
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|€ amounts in millions||% change|
|Return on sales (in %)||6.0||5.9||.|
|Investment in property, plant and equipment||134||144||-7|
|Research and development expenditure |
|Employees (December 31) 1||17,960||17,729||+1|
1 Adjustment of the number of employees in 2018 due to changes in the Group’s internal allocation of employees.
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|Latin America (excluding Mexico)||15,646||13,681||+14|
Varied business development in the core regions
In the EU30 region, the Daimler Buses brands Mercedes-Benz and Setra offer a complete range of city buses, intercity buses and touring coaches, as well as bus chassis in certain markets. Due to continued high demand for our complete buses, sales in this region amounted to 9,300 units, which equaled the high figure recorded in the prior year (2018: 9,300). Daimler Buses defended its leading market position in the EU30 region with a market share of 27.
Complete e-mobility system from Daimler Buses offers practical public transport solutions
Daimler Buses offers its customers tailor-made solutions for locally emission-free public transport by providing them with a complete system for electric mobility that consists of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and a broad range of consulting services. The battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro, which has been manufactured in series production at the Mannheim plant sinc
Weltpremiere des neuen vollelektrischen Mercedes-Benz Citaro I 60 Sekunden
The orders received for the eCitaro already number in the hundreds, which demonstrates the high level of customer acceptance of the electric bus. As a result, i
We plan to continuously refine the eCitaro in order to make the bus even more practical for regular service operation in cities. Depending on its intended use, the eCitaro can currently be ordered with as many as 12 battery packs. This results in a range of up to 170 kilometers in typical city driving conditions on a single battery charge. A further model variant of the eCitaro - an articulated bus that can accommodate up to 145 passengers - will be launched i
Because the electrification of bus fleets requires transport companies to make major changes, Daimler Buses’ overall e-mobility system also includes a comprehensive customer-advisory approach. More specifically, the e-Mobility Consulting team defines individual operation scenarios by taking into account route length, passenger volume, energy requirements, range calculations and charging management, among other things. Customers receive service support as well - in the form of eco-training courses for drivers, for example.
Range extension by means of fuel cells is being funded by a national innovation program
Daimler Buses is making use of an intelligent combination of batteries and fuel cells as it continues to develop the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro city bus. This will enable the vehicle range to be further increased by using a fuel cell to generate electricity from hydrogen stored onboard the vehicle. The development of this technology is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the framework of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology National Innovation Program. The objective of the program is to support the market launch of initial products needed for the implementation of hydrogen and fuel-cell systems in various application areas.
Launch of online shop for bus spare parts
OMNIplus ON, the digital service portal from Daimler Buses, has launched its integrated online shop for replacement bus parts. The new OMNIplus eShop offers the entire range of parts for the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands. In addition, because the system is fully incorporated into the OMNIplus ON customer portal, it already knows the specific fleet belonging to the person or company that places an order.
Numerous major orders received
Daimler Buses received a large number of major orders in the year under review. In Poland, for example, Daimler Buses was able to sign contracts for delivery of 48 Mercedes-Benz Citaro city buses to Gdańsk and 50 Citaro G articulated buses to Wrocław. A transportation company in Austria took delivery of 64 Mercedes-Benz city buses for the Vienna metropolitan area. The EMT Madrid transport company in the Spanish capital is already successfully operating several hundred Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT buses equipped with gaseous-fuel drive systems. This number is to be increased through an additional major order for up to 672 environmentally friendly city buses i
Award-winning products from Daimler Buses
Two models from Daimler Buses received an ETM Award in th