189 MAN LION’S CITY BUSES FOR TRONDHEIM
MAN Truck & Bus has delivered 189 Lion’s City buses to Norwegian City of Trondheim, ensuring, as MAN puts it, that residents and tourists of Trondheim arrive at their destinations safely, comfortably and, above all, in an environmentally friendly manner. The vehicles are powered with biogas or biodiesel engines.
With over 190,000 residents, Trondheim is Norway’s third-largest city. Transport company Vy Buss AS ordered 105 city buses and Tide Buss AS 84 vehicles. “We’re delighted that the two largest transport companies in Norway put their trust in us,” said Rudi Kuchta, Head of Product & Sales Bus and Speaker Business Area Bus at 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.”
The MAN Lion’s City solobuses are 12 metres long and feature an E2876 LUH Euro 6 gas engine suitable for natural gas or biogas. The order also included the delivery of two variants of the 18-metre-long MAN Lion’s City G articulated bus: one with a D2066 LUH diesel engine in a special biodiesel version, and one with an E2876 LUH gas engine. The transport companies also ordered MAN Lion’s City L LE city buses. These 15-metre-long low-floor vehicles feature the D2066 LUH diesel engine and are likewise powered with biodiesel. Comfort and safety are ensured respectively by a powerful air-conditioning system and an innovative camera monitoring system in the passenger and driver area.
Back in 2011 MAN already delivered 13 natural gas buses to Vy Buss AS; today the number stands at 260 city buses and coaches. The collaboration between Tide Buss AS and MAN began in 2003 with the delivery of 6 trolley buses. A total of 240 vehicles for city and tourist travel have now been supplied to the company.The latest order also includes training for drivers as well as a service and maintenance contract.