VDL Bus & Coach introduces the Citea LLE Electric

The recently-introduced new length variant of the VDL Citea LLE, the Citea LLE-99, is now also available in a fully electric version. 

The development of the VDL Citea LLE Electric complements the existing Citea SLF Electric  for standard city transport and the articulated SLFA Electric. The Citea LLE-99 Electric now also provides a solution for city and regional bus lines with lower passenger numbers, according to VDL. 

The Citea LLE-99 Electric has a 150kw electric motor and 180kwh battery pack. In common with the LLE, the kerb weight remains very low, says VDL. It is also possible to optimise operational use with the installation of a pantograph system, in addition to the standard charging connector, allowing rapid charging at up to 270kw. 

VDL Bus & Coach says that it is convinced that its continuous development and expansion of the Citea Electric range will help meet the demand for zero emission public transport in the very near future. “By continuously optimising the electric powertrain options and battery packs, this future will be clean, quiet and efficient as far as VDL Bus & Coach is concerned,” says a spokesperson.