Daimler Buses to supply 500 city buses to Morocco

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 30 Jan 2020

Daimler Buses has signed a large order for 500 city buses for Morocco. The customer is the Spanish bus company ALSA, which is part of the British National Express Group and has been operating bus routes in Morocco since 1999.

This order comprises 420 Mercedes-Benz Conecto solo buses and 80 articulated Mercedes-Benz Conecto G buses. It includes 150 buses on behalf of the Authority ‘L’eci al Baida’ of Casablanca. The vehicles will be equipped in accordance with the Euro 6I emissions norm and will be used in the city traffic of Casablanca where they will serve to renew the present fleet there. The city buses will be produced in the Daimler Buses Turkish plant and will be delivered successively until the end of 2020.

Following its Moroccan market debut in 2019 with more than 100 Mercedes-Benz Conecto buses for the country's capital Rabat, this is now the second major order for the bus maker.