Only a few weeks ago the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G celebrated its world premiere and already it is “electrifying” Zurich. The high-tech articulated city bus travels back and forth to high-tech destinations there: with the “ETH Link”, the EUROBUS welti-furrer AG transport company connects two locations – the ETH Zentrum and ETH Hönggerberg sites at Zurich’s public university, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH).
The “ETH Link” is the fastest connection between the ETH Zentrum and Hönggerberg sites. Previously, buses with diesel engines were used for the shuttle service. Three Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G are now being operated on this regular service route. The 18.13-metre long articulated buses are
equipped with fully electric drives and a current collector for intermediate charging.The electric buses are recharged at the Hönggerberg bus stop at a charging station with an output of 300 kW. The charging mast is fitted with a contact hood. The current collector mounted on the vehicle docks here and thus starts the charging process. The eCitaro G has a battery capacity of 243 kWh.
The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G articulated buses each offer space for a total of 131 passengers; 38 seats and standing room for 93 with two wheelchair places. One of the four doors is fitted with a wheelchair ramp so that passengers with restricted mobility can enter the vehicle without obstruction. The ETH commuters can also enjoy public Wi-Fi, USB ports for their own personal end devices and an efficient climate control system on hot summer days.
EUROBUS is a member company of the Knecht Group and is the largest private bus company in Switzerland.