“We are looking forward to testing the performance of the natural gas bus in Liverpool over the next six weeks. This will allow us to compare its fuel consumption and operating costs against other types of vehicles in our fleet. We continue to look at a variety of technologies to help reduce our carbon footprint and offer greener, smarter and better value transport to our customers,” said Stagecoach UK Bus Regional Director Sam Greer.
Moreover, MAN has already supplied more than 7,000 CNG buses that now operate throughout the world, including fleets also running on biomethane in both Sweden and the Netherlands. “We are thrilled to have a major operator such as Stagecoach running these very important initial UK trials. MAN technology has been well-proven throughout the rest of the world, and we are confident it can contribute a significant reduction in costs and emissions,” said Tony Griffiths, of MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd.
Source: Stagecoach Bus