Adding his thoughts, Günter Elste, Chairman of the Board of Hamburger Hochbahn AG said: "According to all forecasts, in 20 to 25 years mineral oil and in turn diesel will become too scarce and too expensive to power buses. That is why it is a goal for HOCHBAHN to procure only emission-free buses with electric drive, starting from the coming decade. The commissioning of this new generation of buses is a key step on the road towards electric mobility."
Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses, said, "Hamburger Hochbahn AG is a very sustainable company in all aspects, with a consistent approach to everything from energy generation to sustainable usage for people. We here at Daimler Buses have firmly established sustainability as a corporate goal."