NEW VEHICLES.- Safety, comfort and environmental respect
19 Jul 2016

NEW VEHICLES.- Safety, comfort and environmental respect

Panoramic view of the new coaches

Empresa Autocares Barcelona

Avant Grup, is always aware of environmental needs and climate change, backed by European legislation it provides in their buses with the Euro VI engines, a new generation for buses with zero CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from transport in the European Union now constitute 3.5% of the global CO2 emissions. In this situation, a change was needed to promote the hopeful future. By the hand of Mercedes-Benz, the development of EURO VI engines has achieved a new milestone which combines outstanding performance, with low fuel consumption and exemplary environmental compatibility. Already at that time, in Avant Grup we have been pioneers and we have anticipated the deadlines set in the use of his predecessor, Euro V engines, and today our fleet is composed of new vehicles, which not only satisfies our travellers with this new generation of engines, but with a whole new line of innovations that ensure a relaxing, calm and economical driving.

In the second quarter of this year, Avant Grup has added new units to its fleet, with capacity for 54 passengers. There are five vehicles Mercedes Benz, manufactured by Irizar with his model I6, and four new Iveco model Magelys units with a wide panoramic incorporate more glass area makes it a great tourism coach for city tours, with greater comfort and more space between seats.

Avant Grup is putting its trust in the effort, with these new Euro VI engines, but also constancy and perseverance; we guarantee to all our travellers live a unique and sustainable experience aboard our coaches, protecting the culture of our country and reducing the impact of our vehicles on the environment.


OTRAS NOTICIAS.- Turismo en Barcelona

‘Segways’ to be barred from the seafront 

Current traffic regulations in the city are to be modified this summer, prohibiting the use of Segways on the seafront and clamping down on unauthorised personal transporters.


The measure, currently provisional until consensus is reached on definitive by-laws, aims to take pressure off congestion along the Barcelona coastline in summer and avoid excessive inconvenience to local residents. Most companies renting out this type of transport are concentrated in the Ciutat Vella district and their use is disruptive to public space. Therefore, the modification to traffic licences will be accompanied by an information campaign, which will also detail routes where the vehicles may be used.

Traffic regulations for personal transporters

City Council is working to develop a sustainable mobility model, prioritising journeys on foot, by bicycle and by public transport. However, given the proliferation of new types of mobility, such as personal transporters, work is also under way to reach a consensus for traffic by-laws to regulate them.


More space for pedestrians in the area around the Sagrada Familia

The space previously taken up by bar terraces are once again for pedestrian use thanks to the wooden platforms erected in the adjacent street parking spaces.

The aim is to free up pedestrian space along the pavement in the Sagrada Família area, which has a high volume of tourists. If the pilot scheme is successful the formula will be applied in other areas.


The Sagrada Família receives 3.2 million visitors a year. One of the measures already taken to prevent overcrowding and allow local residents to get around freely was to move queues of visitors inside the temple grounds, rather than in the street. The tourist bus route was also re-defined via a process involving local citizens. The installation of the platforms is the latest measure in pacifying the area.


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