By developing new, innovative, environmentally friendly and economical drive concepts Mercedes-Benz sets the standards for bus transport in the 21st century.
Although the diesel engine is well honed with state-of-the-art technology, we continue to drive forward with intensive research on alternative drive concepts. That's because alternative drive systems are on the advance. Natural gas buses have been tried and tested in real-life applications for years; other very promising concepts are in the test phase. The most promising technology for the future is fuel cell drive. Fuel cells produce electrical energy which is virtually noiseless and emission-free, making them the perfect drive technology for an environmentally friendly future.