Hungarian city goes ‘Smart & Green’ with MAN

MAN Truck & Bus has supplied 75 Lion’s City CNG city buses (40 solo, 35 articulated) to Miskolc, Hungary, as part of the city’s ‘Smart & Green’ programme.
In recent years, this programme has seen the development of the district heating supply, a marked improvement in the city trains, and the new tram system being put into operation. Next on the list is the replacement of the bus fleet.
In green and white livery, the MAN natural gas buses already stand out against the dark blue and yellow of the former local public transport fleet. The local transport operator expects the vehicles to deliver a significant improvement in air quality by reducing harmful emissions. The gas buses also operate more quietly than the former diesel buses.
Reinhard Faderl, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus Hungary, says, “We are proud of being able to contribute to the replacement of the bus fleet in Miskolc. The first MAN buses were delivered in 2002 and this was followed by the delivery of Neoplan Centroliner articulated buses in 2006. The latest order represents a new chapter both for MAN and for our good relationship with the city of Miskolc.”
The low-floor buses offer audio visual passenger information systems both inside and out, an air conditioning system and free W-LAN. Inside, seating is available for 30 and 42 people (solo and articulated respectively) and standing space for 54 and 110 passengers.
In the 12-metre solo bus, the Euro VI E2876 engine has an output of 272 hp and maximum torque of 1 050 Nm at 1 100 to 1 700 rpm. The articulated bus is just under 19 metres long and its engine delivers 310 hp and 1 250 Nm at 1 000 to 1 700 rpm.
The tanks holding 1 460 litres are used for natural gas refuelling.
The transport provider has invested in its own gas fuel station on the company premises, allowing six commercial vehicles to be refuelled at the same time in a private area and two cars to be refuelled in a public area. This not only ensures refuelling for the public transport fleet, but also improves the CNG infrastructure in the region.

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