The driving force behind the buses is the M 447 hLAG natural gas engine, which is available in two power output variants producing 185 kW (252 hp) and 240 kW (326 hp).
Tide ASA is one of the largest transport operators in Norway offering both road and water-based public transport services. The company has 3,700 employees and operates around 1,000 coaches and buses and also 80 ferries and express boats.
Citaro natural gas buses are available in two length variants, namely a single vehicle measuring 12 m and an articulated vehicle measuring 18 m in length. The Norwegians have opted for the 18 m articulated bus which can accommodate up to 138 passengers.
Source: Daimler Global Media