At the end of December 2015 VDL Bus & Coach delivered 5 Citea LLE buses to ASEAG (Aachner Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG). ASEAG is responsible for public transport in and around the city of Aachen. One VDL Citea LLE bus has already been in use as part of a trial, since November 2014. During this test phase, the Citea LLE demonstrated that its lightweight construction does indeed result in lower fuel consumption and as a consequence lower emissions of harmful substances.
VDL Citea LLE: an innovative lightweight concept
The main focus of the VDL bus with a lightweight construction is reduced fuel consumption and as a consequence lower overall emission levels. Nonetheless, the buses still of course meet the highest safety standards. Given today’s huge pressure on costs, opting for the VDL lightweight concept is a logical step for public transport operators that have set themselves the dual goal of delivering optimum passenger transport services and reducing harmful emissions.
For more than 130 years, ASEAG has been responsible for public transport in and around Aachen. The company’s original goal still applies to this day: delivering tailor-made mobility solutions. In a deployment area that takes up some 520 km2, more than 220,000 passengers are carried, every day.
VDL Bus & Coach
The core activities of VDL Bus & Coach consist of the development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales of a wide range of buses, coaches and chassis modules and the purchase and sales of second-hand buses. Manufacturing takes place in the Netherlands and Belgium. VDL Bus & Coach places high value on quality, safety, durability, the environment, low fuel consumption, comfort and low maintenance costs. Sales of VDL Bus & Coach products take place through a worldwide network consisting of corporate-owned sales offices, importers and agents in more than 30 countries. This makes it possible to offer custom-made transport solutions. For after-sales and maintenance, the client can count on rapid, hassle-free assistance from VDL Bus & Coach employees in any of the many service locations. An extensive distribution network ensures that spare parts and accessories are delivered to the requested destination as quickly as possible. VDL Bus & Coach is one of the largest bus producers in Europe.