Trondheim in Norway now has189 MAN Lion’s City buses operating, powered by biogas or biodiesel. The deliveries include 105 city buses for Vy Buss AS and 84 vehicles for Tide Buss AS.
“We’re delighted that the two largest transport companies in Norway put their trust in us,” says Rudi Kuchta, head of product & sales bus, MAN Truck & Bus. “The buses are powered with biogas or biodiesel, which means they fit in wonderfully with the quiet and natural environment in Trondheim.”
MAN Lion’s City (A21) vehicles have now been in operation in the Norwegian city since August. The fleet includes 12m buses with an E2876 LUH Euro 6 gas engine and two 18m-long MAN Lion’s City G (A23) articulated buses, one with a D2066 LUH diesel engine in a biodiesel version, and one with an E2876 LUH gas engine.
There are also MAN Lion’s City L LE (A44) city buses, 15m-long low-floor vehicles featuring the D2066 LUH diesel engine, powered with biodiesel.
MAN’s long interest and experience in gas buses was the key to winning the order, according to Jan Aichinger, head of product marketing bus: “We have been driven by and focused on this subject for over 75 years – we aren’t the European market and technological leader in the gas-fuelled city bus sector for nothing.
“By operating biogas vehicles, Vy Buss AS and Tide Buss AS are sending a clear message in regards to environmental protection. After all, a gas bus running on biogas currently represents the most economical and environmentally sound solution for a virtually CO2-neutral form of public transport.”