125 MAN BIOGAS CITY BUSES IN BERGEN (NORWAY)
The colourful port city of Bergen, surrounded by mountains, fjords and forests, has now 125 new MAN Lion’s City buses running on biogas. Fuelled by treated biogas, CNG buses can be operated in a virtually carbon-neutral manner, thus providing a sustainable public transport solution.
These 125 biogas-powered city buses delivered to Norwegian operator Tide Buss AS are operating in the northern part of Bergen, namely the areas of Åsane, Arna and Osterøy. Tide Buss took the operation of these bus routes over in October 2020 after winning a tender issued by the city's public transport authority Skyss. The order includes 54 MAN Lion's City G articulated buses with a length of 18 metres, which are powered by an E2876 LUH gas engine. There is ample space for 49 passengers in the vehicles. The operator also ordered 50 12-metre-long Lion's City solobuses, which can seat up to 37 passengers, and 21 Lion's City L LE buses. These 14.7 metre long low-floor vehicles are powered by a 310 hp (228 kW) E2876 LUH natural gas engine and can seat 49 passengers. All of the vehicles meet the requirements of the Euro-6d emission standard.
For Tide Buss AS The collaboration with MAN Truck & Bus began in 2003 with the delivery of 6 trolley buses. Last year, MAN delivered 84 Lion's City buses to the Norwegian transport company. Just short of 400 vehicles have now been supplied to the company for city and tourist travel purposes.