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EvoBus GmbH
Industry Automotive
Founded 23 February 1995
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany
Key people
Hartmut Schick
Products Buses
Number of employees
14,382 (2012)
Parent Daimler AG
Divisions Setra
Mercedes-Benz buses
Website evobus.com

EvoBus GmbH is a German bus manufacturer headquartered in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany and a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG.


In 1995, Mercedes-Benz and Setra amalgamated under the umbrella of EvoBus. Mercedes-Benz brought in more than 100 years of experience in the bus and coach industry, starting with the invention of the omnibus by Karl Benz in 1895 in Mannheim.

EvoBus is headquartered in Kirchheim unter Teck in Germany, with its largest bus factory in Mannheim in Germany. Licensed buses are also manufactured in Turkey. The city buses, for instance the Citaro, are manufactured in Mannheim, as are the chassis (meaning the frame plus the "running gear" like engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension). A body (sometimes referred to as "coachwork"), is built on the chassis to complete the coaches in Ulm/Neu-Ulm, where the final assembly takes place. Other factories of EvoBus are in Ligny-en-Barrois in France and in Sámano (Castro Urdiales) in Spain.

Its product portfolio include:

  • Bus-specific service ranging from insurance and consulting to concepts for financing and the procurement of original parts and accessories.
  • Sales network for new and used vehicles in Europe,
  • Service network

In 2012, EvoBus had a workforce of 14,382 employees.[citation needed]


In April 1951, Setra introduced a coach with self-supporting structure.

By 1955 the company demonstrated a coach with the first independent air suspension at the German Motor Show in Frankfurt.

Since the 1990s, EvoBus has been experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells to use hydrogen as a primary source of power for the locomotion of buses.

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