127 MAN LION’S CITY BUSES FOR OSLO
The 127 MAN Lion’s City buses will be powered by HVO biofuel. The move represents a significant statement in terms of public transport operator Unibuss's commitment to protecting the environment. The delivery comprises 71 MAN Lion's City L LE, 33 MAN Lion's City LE and 23 MAN Lion's City GL buses, ranging from 12 to 18.75 metres in length.
These solobuses and articulated buses can seat between 43 and 57 passengers. The first buses of this order were delivered at the end of June – the entire fleet is now making its rounds on the streets of Oslo. The city buses will be deployed in several areas in and around the city of Oslo, including Vestre Aker, a district in the north-west of Oslo, Nesøya, a small island in the municipality of Asker, and Bærum, a municipality in the Norwegian county of Viken. The first lot of new MAN Lion's City buses have been out on the streets of the Norwegian capital since the end of June. All 127 vehicles were put into operation by the start of autumn. "We have had an excellent working relationship with MAN. We are impressed that the buses were delivered on schedule despite the fact that factories were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic," said Øystein Svendsen, CEO of Unibuss.
Each of the articulated, low-floor buses is powered by a D2066 LUH diesel engine. MAN Truck & Bus also handed over 33 MAN Lion's City LE buses to Unibuss. These 12-m-long, solobuses can seat 43 passengers. They are powered by a 290 hp (213 kW) D0836 LOH diesel engine, which also runs on HVO biofuel. All three bus types meet the Euro 6 emission standard.