Public transport fleets in Seville and Madrid add new CNG buses
TUSSAM, the Seville transport company, has acquired a total of 15 new rigid 12-meter buses powered by CNG, which will provide immediate service. For this new fleet, the company has invested 3.9 million euros and plans savings of 14.6 tons of CO2 emissions per year.The new vehicles, which have been presented by Mayor Juan Espadas, are MAN NL 313 CNG, with chassis by the company Castrosua, and also meet the European emission standards Euro VI. All buses are low floor and feature access for people with reduced mobility, have a capacity for 27 people plus the driver, 52 standing and two more adapted spaces for people with reduced mobility.Moreover, the City of Alcalá de Henares, in the Community of Madrid, has introduced five natural gas buses, with which already totals 10 vehicles (out of a total of 41) running on this fuel. The new Mercedes Benz Citaro Euro VI NGT buses are operated by the company Monbus, through Alcalabus (the concessionaire urban transport in Alcalá de Henares).“The incorporation of these new buses to the urban lines of Alcalá highlights our commitment to obtain means of transport more environmentally-friendly, quieter and less polluting. These five modern vehicles already provide their services through the streets and avenues of Alcalá. It is exciting to see how the city already has a quarter of its bus fleet running on alternative energies which are more respectful of the environment,” said Alberto Egido, Councilor for Environment and Mobility.