In September Scania Argentina delivered a bus of the Green Efficiency line to Tamse, the company responsible for urban passenger transport in the city of Córdoba. After completing 60 days of testing, the 100% natural gas powered vehicle revealed that 40% savings in operating costs had been exceeded. The Green Efficiency units are designed to run exclusively on alternative fuels, such as CNG, LNG and biogas.
“The bus is very comfortable, innovative, and has highly positive details for users,” said Marcelo Rodio, Chairman of the Board of Tamse, and added: “In the near future we imagine having an entire CNG fleet, because it is a technology that it is showing us great advantages.”
The 280 HP Scania bus carried out the test in Tamse’s lines B and B1, which complete routes of between 170 and 240 kilometers per day respectively. With a range of more than 300 kilometers, the CNG tanks are refueled at the end of each day, which total between 10 and 13:30 hours of service.
“It is really satisfactory for us that the client can check, developing his usual operation, how sustainable buses work. These new options represent a great step on the road to more efficient transportation, which also prioritizes the protection of the environment,” said Carlos Naval, Regional Manager of the Central Zone of Scania Argentina.
Source: Scania Argentina