The development of the VDL MidCity Electric is yet another important step in the expansion of VDL Bus & Coach’s zero emission electric bus range. The VDL MidCity Electric meets the need for small-scale passenger transport so this segment can also benefit from clean, quiet, efficient buses. With 92 electric Citeas now in daily operation and having covered more than three million electric kilometres, VDL Bus & Coach is European market leader in the area of zero-emission public bus transport. To produce customer solutions in partnership with the transport operator during the transition from diesel to electric, VDL is increasingly taking on the role of transition partner, meaning VDL not only delivers the buses but takes responsibility for the entire system, including installation of the charging stations.
VDL MidCity Electric
In order to be able to offer custom solutions for any situation that meet the wishes and requirements of the transport operator during the transition to zero-emission public bus transport, VDL Bus & Coach is currently developing the MidCity Electric. This fully electric minibus with a length of eight metres is not only ideally suited for making city centres emission-free but is also ideal for transport in sparsely populated areas. The bus has a lowered floor that provides easy access for regular passengers and wheelchair users. In addition, the wheel base extension allows great flexibility in the type and number of seats. The MidCity Electric features a 87 kWh battery with an action radius of up to 220 km. VDL Bus & Coach will introduce this new electric model in the course of 2018.