Sales significantly above the prior-year level
Daimler Buses sold 30,900 buses and bus chassis worldwide in financial yea
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|€ amounts in millions||% change|
|Return on sales (in %)||5.9||6.2 1||.|
|Investment in property, plant and equipment||144||94||+53|
|Research and development expenditure thereof capitalized||199 |
|Employees (December 31)||18,770||18,292||+3|
1 The amounts have been adjusted due to first-time adoption of IFRS 15 and IFRS 9.
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Varied business developments 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. Due to continued high demand for our complete buses, sales in this region amounted to 9,300 units, which was significantly above the high number recorded in the prior year (2017: 8,700). Daimler Buses maintained its leading market position in the EU30 region with a market share of 29.
New all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro is an important component of locally emission-free transport in cities
With the new all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro, which had its world premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair, we now have in our portfolio a key component of environmentally friendly local public transport with low-emission and locally emission-free buses. The bus gets its energy from lithium-ion batteries, and the charging technology it uses allows it to adjust to the individual requirements of transport companies. An innovative thermal management system ensures the efficient use of energy and provides the basis for a practical range. The bus can cover about one third of transport operators’ relevant routes without intermediate recharging. The first models have already been delivered to customers.
The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro also marks the launch of an innovation offensive whose objective is the rapid and practical electrification of local public transport with buses in cities and large metropolitan areas. Because battery technology is developing at a rapid pace, the eCitaro is already designed to accommodate a transition to future battery technologies such as more powerful lithium-ion batteries or the optional use of solid-state batteries. Plans also call for the eCitaro’s range to be increased through the use of a range extender in the form of a fuel cell that generates electricity.
Holistic eMobility Consulting set to redefine urban bus transportation
The new all-electric eCitaro city bus is part of Daimler Buses’ overall eMobility system. In order to support our customers with the transition to electric bus fleets, our eMobility Consulting team offers advice on request about different use scenarios, taking into account bus route lengths, passenger numbers, energy requirements, range calculations, charging management and other aspects. In addition, our OMNIplus service brand offers a tailored electric mobility service package that includes onsite services at customers’ maintenance and repair shops.
Redefining safety with innovative safety and driver assistance systems
With new safety and assistance systems, we are demonstrating that safety has top priority for our buses. Beginning i
Mercedes-Benz Technology and Innovation | The Tourismo Safety Coach. [EN]
Preventive Brake Assist – the first active emergency braking assistance system for city buses – will be available as an option for the entire Mercedes-Benz Citaro model family and the Mercedes-Benz Conecto starting i
Digital service with OMNIplus ON
Daimler Buses now also offers digital services with its new OMNIplus ON portal, which integrates existing and new services into four pillars. OMNIplus On advance ensures maximum fleet availability for bus operators, and its Uptime feature helps increase vehicle operating times, for example. OmniPlus On monitor combines telematics services that ensure efficient fleet management operations. OMNIplus On drive supports bus drivers with their departure checks, for example, and OMNIplus On commerce allows bus companies to buy spare parts quickly and directly around the clock in an online shop.
OMNIplus ON | EN
Numerous major orders for Daimler Buses – including the first large orders for the all-electric eCitaro
Daimler Buses received a large number of major orders in the year under review. The cities of Hamburg and Berlin ordered 20 and 15 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro models respectively i
Award-winning products from Daimler Buses
The Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid, which is available with either a diesel or a natural gas engine, was named “Bus of the Yea
Mercedes-Benz Technology and Innovation | The Citaro hybrid. [EN]
The awards here were in the categories City Bus (Mercedes-Benz Citaro K), Inter-City Bus (Mercedes-Benz Citaro LE), Minibus (Sprinter Minibus) and High-Deck Touring Coach (Setra TopClass HDH/DT).
New sales partner in North America
REV Coach LLC became the new sales partner for the Setra brand in North America at the beginning o
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