The first of Viennas 20 new environmentally-friendly air-conditioned buses have begun operating on a trial basis on route 57A. Powered by liquid natural eco-gas, the buses already undercut the European 2008 Euro 5 emission standards by more than half. Other features of the new buses include more efficient door-opening times and a special high-tech engineering system that lowers the vehicle to ground level at stops to allow low-access for people who are mobility-impaired. The Wiener Linien public transport system in the Austrian capital and MAN Commercial Vehicles have been awarded the City of Vienna Environment Prize for the new buses.
Wanted in Europe
EVENTS THIS WEEKview calendar