Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell (2006)
The Citaro Fuel Cell, the official name O 530 BZ and was in the presentation as Fuel CellBus and is the successor to the Nebus. So far built 37 vehicles (a prototype vehicles and 12x 3) demonstrated the suitability for daily use in nine European cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Porto, Stockholm, Stuttgart) in the CUTE project and in Reykjavik in ECTOS project, and in Perth (Australia) Project STEP and UNEP in Beijing (China).
|Mercedes-Benz Citaro Fuel Cell|
|Power output||Fuel cell: 250 kW |
Electric motor: 205 kW
|Top speed||80 km/h|
The prototype was 2002. he vehicle is based on the Citaro with a stationary engine and three doors. he combustion engine was replaced by an asynchronous motor. The nine hydrogen tanks (1845 litre at 350 bar), the two fuel-cell stack from Ballard Power Systems and Electronics and fans are in a roof construction. At the UITP Congress 2003 in Madrid, the first bus from the series and the transport operators Madrid. The other European coaches followed in the same year. Perth 2004, the three buses and Beijing 2005.
After the project ended in 2006 rose CUTE Porto, Stockholm and Stuttgart. The other cities, the tests under the new project HyFLEET: CUTE until 2007. As part of this project over the Hamburg Hochbahn the buses from Stockholm and Stuttgart, so that there is now the largest fleet of nine fuel cell buses on the road