Daimler Buses introduces Citaro hybrid bus; available on diesel and gas models; separate 48V network
Green Car Congress
OCTOBER 19, 2017
The electric motor on the Citaro hybrid assists the combustion engine when high levels of power are required, particularly when moving off. Instead, the electric motor reduces the burden on the engine while also improving the vehicle’s start-off characteristics. This does not involve lowering the engine’s speed—the peak output is simply throttled imperceptibly with the electric motor making up the difference. Both the inverter and the electric motor are water-cooled.