STOAG has ordered 15 new generation Citeas LF-122 for service in Oberhausen where it operates six trams and 131 buses. Four electric VDL Citeas are already running on line 979 between Oberhausen and Bottrop.
Boris Höltermann of VDL Bus & Coach Deutschland says: “In Germany, we are one of the market leaders in the field of electric public transport and our expertise is widely recognised. The fact that we will be able to further expand our cooperation with STOAG in the future makes us genuinely proud.”
The new generation of Citeas are being deployed in a number of cities and areas from this year: Netherlands (Eindhoven), Finland (Kotka and Lahti), Belgium (all of Flanders) and France (Bordeaux).
Delivery of STOAG’s Citeas is planned for December 2022. The e-buses have a 429kWh battery pack providing a range of 200 to 300 km. The vehicles are fitted with pantographs for greater operational flexibility.
“With the 15 new Citeas from VDL, we’re expanding our electromobility considerably,” says STOAG managing director Werner Overkamp. “In VDL Bus & Coach, we have a partner with whom we already have good experience in the field of electric public transport.”