The Metropolitan Transport of Barcelona (TMB) has ordered 75 MAN Lion’s City buses with natural gas drive as well as 30 hybrid buses. This will be a début for the new generation of Lion’s City buses with MAN EfficientHybrid. They are the first of their kind to be driven in Spain.
The Metropolitan Transport of Barcelona (TMB) has ordered a total of 105 MAN Lion’s City buses from MAN Truck & Bus. “This means TMB’s most recent public call for tender ended with great success for us, and we are incredibly happy to have been awarded the entire contract,” said Rudi Kuchta, Head of Product & Sales Bus and Speaker Business Area Bus at MAN Truck & Bus. MAN will deliver the vehicles to the Spanish transport operators by the end of the year. This includes 49 natural gas buses of the MAN Lion’s of 12 metres, and 26 articulated CNG buses of 18 metres. Additionally, a further 30 12 metre EfficientHybrid are going to Barcelona.
Once the 105 modern city buses have been delivered, over 50 percent of the TMB fleet, which is currently around 1,140 buses strong, will be MAN. Approximately 350 hybrid buses are already in the TMB fleet.