The acronym NEBUS stands for new Electric bus (dt.: new electrical bus) and was used by Daimler Benz at that time AG for a city bus with electric drive and gas cells for the electricity production from hydrogen.
The name suggests the relationship to the NECAR vehicles of the Mercedes Benz AG.
Daimler Benz at that time AG demonstrated the application type of the gas cell drive in a city bus in May 1997 with the NEBUS.
The gas cell stacks carry out in the NEBUS up to 250 kilowatts.
Successors of the NEBUS demonstrate the everyday life fitness in 10 European cities in the so-called CUTE (Clean Urban Transportation) and ECTOS project.