|Years of manufacture||1990 to 1996|
The Neoplan N8012 was a 35 foot low floor bus made of carbon and fiberglass composites. It was the 35 foot variant of a series of lightweight carbon-fiber buses built by Neoplan known as the Metroliner In Carbon-Design (MIC).
Production of the N8012 began in Stuttgart, Germany in 1990. In 1992, production of the N8012 was moved to a plant in Plauen, Germany in order to save costs. In 1993, Neoplan USA introduced the N8012 to the United States market. The prototype bus/demonstrator would be sold to Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County the following year. Only a single known U.S. order was placed by Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in 1995. Approximately 4 to 5 units were built for the U.S. market in total. Production of the N8012 ended in Germany in 1996.
|Turning radius: 35'|
|Curb weight: 16,500 lbs|
|Cummins B5.9||1993 to 1996|
|ZF 4/5HP500||1993 to 1996|
Demonstrator Units/Special Units
|1993||1N9TL16A7PP013096||Cummins B5.9||ZF 4HP500|
- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County - Houston, TX
- Port Authority of Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA (Leased from Neoplan USA, Ex-RFTA)
- Roaring Fork Transportation Authority - Aspen, CO
- www.buspilotin.com - Alternative fuels for the MIC
- www.youtube.com - Neoplan MIC Production Video