Vikingbus currently operates around 450 city buses, intercity buses, and coaches, as well as 13 nationwide bases. The private company is based on a merger of 17 companies and is fully Danish-owned. The company does not say on its website what proportion of its fleet is electric nor what proportion it is targeting within a given timeframe.
Daimler Buses has said that it will only sell electric city buses from 2030. Daimler Buses plans to launch the first all-electric intercity bus first from 2025 and fuel cell-powered coaches not until the end of this decade.
Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Truck: “Our independence as Daimler Truck AG provides us with a unique entrepreneurial opportunity. At the same time, this comes with a great deal of responsibility to our employees, to the environment, and to society as a whole. The greatest responsibility for us as a company is dealing with climate change. We are therefore clearly committed to the Paris climate protection agreement. It is our declared goal, as a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, to bring CO2-neutral solutions for the transport of goods and people to the market.”
“Not everything that the realignment of our sustainable business strategy entails is new to us. We have previously achieved much in terms of sustainability: Our vehicle portfolio already includes electrically powered trucks and buses in all geographic regions – and there will be significantly more in the near future. At the end of 2019, we communicated our goal of exclusively selling CO2-neutral vehicles in North America, Europe, and Japan from 2039 on. We are also making our global production CO2-neutral,” continued Martin Daum.
Source: Daimler Truck
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