A new introduction to the city bus segment was also unveiled at the Mercedes-Benz exhibition stand: The three-door Citaro K. The latest addition to the city bus portfolio, this 10.5 m three-door variant can accommodate 87 passengers. A key advantage of this model is its faster passenger turnaround (the Citaro K was previously only available with two doors).
In addition to the "short" Citaro K, Mercedes-Benz presented the "shorter" smart fortwo at its exhibition stand. It is part of car2go, Daimler’s innovative mobility concept. A key player in the development of sustainable mobility, car2go is a fully flexible customer-friendly system developed for inner-city traffic. Whenever a car is required, it can be hired on the spot at its current location or booked via mobile phone, smartphone or online. The vehicle can be used for as long as required and returned to any public parking space within the car2go operating zone. Usage is charged per minute. Prices cover taxes, insurance, distance travelled and fuel consumption. The car2go business model is currently available in Ulm, Hamburg and Austin (Texas).