Today Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses, presented the three articulated hybrid buses to Wolfgang Arnold, member of the Board of Management of Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen in the presence of Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Lord Mayor of Stuttgart, and Andreas Renschler, the member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG who is responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses. "With these new hybrid buses Stuttgart is taking another big step forward on the path to sustainable urban mobility. I am pleased that we are once again taking a leading role in this area. Stuttgart was truly made to serve as a test area for new forms of mobility and new technology: anything that proves its worth here is destined to become a success in other places. I am grateful to Daimler AG for your open view toward the future and your creativity, but above all for your work on making Stuttgart a site for mobility," remarked Dr. Wolfgang Schuster.
At the official presentation of the vehicles Andreas Renschler commented: "We are delighted that our long-standing customer of the SSB will be operating the cutting-edge hybrid buses from Mercedes-Benz here in Stuttgart, which will make these buses the first of their kind to run in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. For decades now SSB’s bus strategy has been geared towards testing or using new technology. All the more reason why we are pleased to be assisting the SSB in this venture."