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has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rhein Neckar Verkehr GmbH (RNV) which will allow electric city buses from Mercedes-Benz to be deployed to the public for a trial in the metropolitan region. The first vehicles are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2018.
As part of the agreement, both companies have agreed to exchange their findings during the daily service operations.
Martin in der Beek, Technical Director of RNV, said: "In regards to local public transport electric mobility for city buses is one of the future topics - not just since the discussion about nitrogen oxide emissions in cities. We as a company want to do much more than just move with the times and react. We want to actively shape the growth of electric mobility in local public transport. In EvoBus, we have found a powerful and important partner, to test the benefits of the technology and the appropriate operating strategies in everyday service, together with our passengers.”