In the Spanish city of Seville, the Municipal Corporation’s urban transportation division (TUSSAM) has acquired a total of 15 new 12-meter buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), which will provide immediate service. The buses, featuring MAN NL 313 chassis and bodywork by Castrosua, are Euro VI compliant and cost EUR 4 million (USD 4.75m).
All units have a low floor (320 mm) and an access ramp for people with reduced mobility. They are equipped with Knneeling, a lateral kneeling system that allows tilting the bus to the right to further facilitate the entry and exit of the public.
The new buses have capacity for 27 people seated plus the driver, 52 standing and two spaces suitable for people with reduced mobility.
As it has been usual since 2014, the vehicles come equipped with a fire extinguishing system, which on this occasion has been installed by a Sevillian company Protec-Fire.
TUSSAM will have introduced 96 new vehicles in its fleet since 2015, with the total number of its fleet at present of 400 units. Of these, more than 50% are are powered by CNG compared to 40.90% in 2011, a percentage that has increased thanks to recent acquisitions.