Egged, Israel’s largest public transport operator, has just taken delivery of the first of four new UNVI SIL double-decker buses ordered to MAN Truck & Bus importer Automotive Equipment & Trucks.
These buses have a MAN chassis with the UNVI SIL body reaching 4.2 metres in height and 13 metres in length with capacity for 83 passengers plus a wheelchair. The vehicles have been developed in accordance with Israeli market regulations and requirements, such as a powerful air conditioning unit and 7.5 m3 of luggage capacity.
You can watch the video of the UNVI SIL on this link – https://youtu.be/D8_Caj1qp_s on our UNVI Youtube channel.
The pilot project to be carried out by the Ministry of Transport and EGGED was inaugurated by Transport Minister Miri Regev. During the first six months of the pilot the buses will be tested on several regular regional transport lines. The first route on which the vehicles will be tested is the line from Tel Aviv to Rishon Le Zion.
The success of this pilot project is expected to lead to further orders in 2022.
Egged is Israel’s leading public transit company, and one of the world’s largest operators. The Egged Group employs 9,000 people in Israel and around the world. It has annual revenue turnover of nearly US$ 1.13 billion.
Egged buses bite nearly 35% of the market share in Israel’s transit industry. Nearly 4,000 Egged buses transport nearly one million passengers, traveling a distance of roughly 622 thousand miles every day.
The news with the official presentation was published by the Israel’s online newspaper Ynet, available on the following link.