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Stuttgart– Mercedes-Benz minimises the risk of infection on local public transport with a vast array of measures for the #citaro city bus and #conecto models. New: EvoFresh ventilation systems with integrated fans and air filters with an antiviral protection function are now also available for variants without air-conditioning.
New: EvoFresh ventilation modules with integrated fans and antiviral air filters
From protective doors for drivers, contactless disinfectant dispensers, or antiviral filters for on-board air conditioning systems: Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz has been working hard to ensure that bus and coach passengers get to school, work or the mall more safely, and to help drivers avoid infection as far as possible.
The latest step on this path is EvoFresh ventilation modules featuring integrated fans and air filters with antiviral protection for #citaro and #conecto vehicles without air-conditioning in the passenger compartment. The modules are mounted below the standard electrically-operated roof hatches on the #citaro and #conecto; two on the solo vehicle and four on the articulated bus.
One module with multiple functions
The new modules offer multiple functions for optimal ventilation capability. The driver opens the electrically-operated roof hatches against the direction of travel at the push of a button from their cab. When they do so, and the automatic blower is activated, fresh air comes in from the outside, and recirculated air is drawn in from the vehicle, filtered before being sent into the passenger compartment as filtered mixed air. Without activating the intake blower, the roof hatches act as ventilation and assist with rapid air exchange.
If the driver opens the roof hatches in the direction of travel, fresh air flows in unhindered from the outside. Finally, when the roof hatch is closed – for example at low temperatures during the colder times of the year– the modules filter the circulated air in the passenger compartment very effectively when the fans are running.
Air cleaning with rapid air exchange, available for almost all #citaro models without air-conditioning
The system independently regulates fan speed. The maximum air output per module is 1350 cubic metres per hour. This provides complete air replenishment in the vehicle within up to two minutes. EvoFresh modules are available for almost all Citaros with combustion engines and the #conecto, #citaro LE and #citaro GNÜ on request. Retrofitting is in the works, subject to demand. In essence, Mercedes-Benz #citaro and #conecto offer a high level of protection against infections, even in times of pandemic, and in all weather conditions.
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