Porto acquires 173 MAN CNG buses

STCP (Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto – Society of Collective Transports of Oporto) – chose MAN as their partner to renew its fleet of buses, with the acquisition of 173 CNG buses.

The buses were bought within the scope of the public tender launched this year by the company, and will all have bodies built by CaetanoBus. Delivery should start in 2018 and conclude during 2020.

The chassis fulfill the emissions standard Euro 6c, with a 6-cylinder CNG engine with 310 hp output. Buses will be used in Porto: 70 million passengers per year use the public transport in the Portuguese city, which means an average 200 000 people transported every day.

With MAN Truck & Bus Portugal the closest fit to tender requirements, opting for natural gas vehicles emphasises STCP’s environmental awareness.

Heinz-Jürgen Löw, Executive Board Member Sales, Marketing & Service at MAN Truck & Bus AG, says “We are very pleased with this acquisition of 173 buses by STCP. The partnership between the company and MAN Truck & Bus Portugal started in 2000, and we intend to continue to work to maintain the trust and satisfaction of STCP with the quality of MAN vehicles and services.”

Signing the contract: Porto’s public transport operator STCP has bought 173 CNG city buses on MAN chassis

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