The Swedish public transport company, Keolis Sverige AB, is extending its fleet with 181 MAN Lion’s City urban buses, of which 127 will be MAN Lion’s City articulated buses with CNG and diesel drive units. All of the vehicles meet the current, most stringent Euro 6 exhaust gas emission standards. Keolis will introduce the MAN Lion’s City fleet into the public transport network in Stockholm and the surrounding suburbs.
The vehicles will be delivered from the beginning of June 2014 by the Swedish importer Svenska Neoplan AB, who will also be responsible for their servicing and maintenance. Svenska Neoplan AB will also provide ongoing technical support and assist Keolis personnel with training and know-how concerning the buses.
“MAN’s vehicles not only fulfil our high standards but also fully comply with the regulations and requirements as laid down by the public transportation authorities for local traffic in Stockholm. I am convinced that an increasing number of passengers will use our buses in future”, said Magnus Åkerhielm, CEO at Keolis Sverige AB.
Using biomethane, Keolis will be able to operate the buses as CO2-neutral. Due to the very smooth fuel combustion, CNG buses are especially quiet when under way.
Keolis claims to operate the world’s largest fleet of biogas buses on their Swedish routes and places particular emphasis on renewable fuels. Depending on the engine model, the new buses will be operated with either biodiesel or biogas. MAN already supported the company in 2013 in further development of a sustainable public transport system by setting up a new service centre for biogas city buses in Gothenburg.