Around 1000 people took part in the "Busfahrer" magazine readers’ poll.
The criteria stipulated by the editors were appearance, design, attractiveness, innovation, safety features, quality of finish, cockpit, handling, driving characteristics, passenger comfort, and driver visibility (from inside/outside perspectives). A total of 21 European manufacturers (12 coaches and 9 regular-service buses) were represented in the poll. The Mercedes-Benz Citaro EEV was number one in the city bus category. It received top marks for appearance, innovation, cockpit, driving characteristics and safety. The Mercedes-Benz high-capacity CapaCity regular-service bus was awarded third place.
Award presented at UITP Congress in Dubai
The "Best Bus" award is presented by Anne-Katrin Wieser, editor-in-chief of "Busfahrer" ("Bus Driver") magazine, to Michael Göpfarth, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Omnibusse der EvoBus GmbH, at the UITP Congress (International Association of Public Transport – World Congress of Public Transport Authorities) in Dubai.