VDL Bus & Coach has been awarded the EBUS Award 2019 in Berlin which is presented every two years to companies that have made a substantial contribution to the development of electric public transport in Germany.
VDL Bus & Coach won the award in the category ‘Manufacturer of e-buses’, and the presentation ceremony was held on the eve of the VDV (Association of German Transport Companies) Conference on Electric Buses and the accompanying trade fair ElekBu.
“This is a special prize that we are very proud of and which also draws attention to our standing as a reliable partner for transition to electric public transport,” says Boris Höltermann, managing director, VDL Bus & Coach Deutschland.
The winners of the EBUS Awards are chosen by public transport companies participating in the VDV Conference, following the operation of various versions of electric VDL Citeas in a number of German cities since 2015.
Jochen Flasbarth, German state secretary at the federal ministry for the environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety, adds: “The winners of the EBUS Awards 2019 have clearly shown that dedication and passion for electric buses are paying off. All of them have made a major contribution to ensuring that electric buses are no longer a rare phenomenon in Germany but have become a trend followed by more and more German cities.”