Bergen, Norway welcomes 125 biogas-fuelled buses

The city of Bergen in Norway has welcomed 125 biogas-fuelled buses.

All of the MAN Lion City buses that Tide Buss AS ordered for the city will run on biogas and serve the northern part of Bergen, namely the areas of Åsane, Arna, and Osterøy, where Tide Buss took over operations in October.

Svein Brakstad, head of sales bus at MAN Norway, said: “We are delighted that one of the largest public transport companies in Norway has put its faith in us.”

By opting for biogas vehicles, Tide Buss is sending out a “clear signal” in terms of environmental protection, according to MAN, which also provided biogas-fuelled buses for the city of Trondheim.

The order includes 54 MAN Lion’s City G articulated buses, 18 metres long, which are powered by an E2876 LUH gas engine. There is space for 49 passengers on each bus. Tide Buss 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 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.

“New, sustainable mobility concepts and innovative solutions are in demand,” said Rudi Kutcha, head of business unit bus at MAN Truck & Bus. “We are convinced that city buses powered by natural gas or biogas can make a hugely important contribution to environmentally-friendly public transport.

“As we move towards lower emissions in city centres, efficient drives using alternative fuels will be massively important. That is why CNG technology has been an important part of the MAN portfolio of alternative drives in the city bus sector for many years.”

186 queries in 0.426 seconds.