Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach unit was able to secure two orders and will deliver 425 buses to the Netherlands by December. The largest order ever from the Netherlands comes from Qbuzz, a private bus operator with its head office in Amersfoort, and comprises 350 Mercedes-Benz urban and rural-service buses. The vehicles will be used in the two provinces of Drenthe and Groningen.
The second major order is for 75 natural-gas-powered Mercedes-Benz urban buses and comes from Connexxion, the largest Dutch transport company, which has its head office in Hilversum. The environmentally friendly, low-emission gas buses will be used in the Arnhem-Nijmegen region.
Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses, commented: “We are very pleased about the major orders from the Netherlands. They show that our high-quality and environmentally friendly buses are still successful, even in economically challenging times. We can plan on using our European bus production sites to their full capacity until the end of the year."