Daimler announced the presentation of its first electric bus scheduled for 2018.

The German manufacturer, who recently introduced a new natural-gas-driven city bus Citaro NGT, expects that new electric buses will quickly enter production after 2018.

Daimler intends to attract orders by offering different battery sizes for different routes.

The company's battery experience from plug-in cars is mentioned as an advantage for Daimler.

Hydrogen fuel cell buses will apparently follow after battery-electric ones.

Source: Stuttgarter-Nachrichten.de