VDL Bus & Coach have received an order for 40 Citea’s SLFA Electric from the Dutch transport operator Hermes. The vehicles will enter service with its concession Zuidoost-Brabant, in the southern area of the Netherlands.
Operator Hermes claims that the Zuidoost-Brabant concession will become one of the most advanced public transport
concessions in Europe. As a first step 40 Citea’s
SLFA Electric will be delivered in December 2016.
The VDL Citea SLFA Electric is a 18.1 metre electrically driven articulated bus with a futuristic BRT (Bus
Rapid Transit) body design.
The replacement of the whole bus fleet of Hermes in Zuidoost-Brabant
will be carried out in a number of stages during the concession period. Each stage of the project will make use of the very latest technical developments as they happen, resulting in the highest technical levels for the final charging infrastructure, the functional aspects and vehicle economy.