The recently introduced new length variant of the VDL Citea LLE, the Citea LLE-99, is also available in a fully electric version. VDL Bus & Coach combines the Light Low Entry concept with an efficient, quiet electric powertrain. The introduction of the 9.9 metre variant means that areas with lower passenger volume can now also benefit from zero emission public transport.
Expansion VDL Bus & Coach Electric range
The development of the VDL Citea LLE Electric is an important step in the expansion of VDL Bus & Coach's zero emission electric bus range. Complementing the successful Citea SLF Electric (Low Floor) for standard city transport and the SLFA Electric (Low Floor Articulated) for transport of larger numbers of passengers, the Citea LLE-99 Electric now also provides a solution for city and regional bus lines with lower passenger counts.
The Citea LLE-99 Electric is built with a 150 kW electric motor and 180 kWh battery pack. Like the traditional LLE, which is known as the lightweight champion, the kerb weight remains very low, resulting in an exceptionally efficient bus that sets a new standard in terms of average energy consumption. To further optimize operational use is it possible to install a pantograph system in addition to the standard charging connector, allowing rapid charging at up to 270 kW.
Ready for the future
With increasing demand for electric buses, the direction public transport will be taking in the future is clear. VDL Bus & Coach are convinced that with the continuous development and expansion of the Citea Electric range they can meet the demand for zero emission public transport in the very near future. By continuously optimizing the electric powertrain options and battery packs, this future will be clean, quiet and efficient as far as VDL Bus & Coach is concerned.
About VDL Bus & Coach
The core activities of VDL Bus & Coach consist of the development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales service of a wide range of buses, coaches and chassis modules and the purchase and sales of second-hand buses as well. VDL Bus & Coach consists of multiple bus companies that operate cooperatively in the global market. Manufacturing takes place in the Netherlands and Belgium.
VDL Bus & Coach places aspects such as quality, safety, durability, comfort, the environment, low fuel consumption and low maintenance costs in high regard.
Sales of VDL Bus & Coach products take place through a worldwide network consisting of corporate-owned sales offices, importers and agents in more than 30 countries. This makes it possible to offer custom-made transport solutions.
For after-sales service and maintenance, the client can count on rapid, hassle-free assistance from VDL Bus & Coach employees in any of the many service locations.
An extensive distribution network ensures that spare parts and accessories are delivered to the requested destination as quickly as possible.
VDL Bus & Coach is one of the largest bus producers in Europe.
VDL Groep, with its head office in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), is an international industrial company focused on the development, production and sales of semi-finished products, buses & coaches and other finished products and the assembly of cars. Since the founding in 1953 this family-owned company has grown to include 85 operating companies, spread over 19 countries with more than 10,000 employees. The strength of VDL Groep lies in the mutual cooperation between the companies.