MAN Truck & Bus Polska has won the order of 80 natural gas buses from Warsaw bus operator MZA. The order involves the purchase of 50 articulated buses and 30 solobuses from the MAN Lion’s City CNG range. Another 30 natural gas buses are to follow a short while later, meaning that a total of 110 new Lion’s City CNG buses will be starting their service in the Polish capital at the start of 2019. All of the ordered buses will be built in the MAN plant in Starachowice.
“This is the largest purchase of low-emission buses in the history of our city’s bus company. There are currently 35 natural gas buses driving around the capital; in the coming year, the number will increase by as many as 110. Environmental protection is our main priority and so we are already planning the next purchases. In 2020, more than 300 gas and electric buses will then be on the road for the city’s bus company,” said Renata Kaznowska, Deputy Mayor of the city of Warsaw.
“The acceptance of our offer demonstrates the excellent collaboration that unites us. It also confirms that the MAN buses in the fleet of MZA, the city’s bus company, have proven themselves to be a reliable means of transport in the local public transport system,” added Jean-Sylvain Delepaut, member of the executive board at MAN Truck & Bus Polska.
The new vehicles’ most important distinguishing feature is the environmentally friendly and economical natural gas-powered drive. These buses can also be driven with refined biogas without any technical modifications, meaning that they are almost CO2 neutral. MAN currently offers the widest range of gas-powered buses on the market, including 12-m-long solobuses and articulated buses 18.75 m in length with a low-floor chassis and lowered entrance.
Source: MAN Truck & Bus