Every day about 400 CNG buses ply across the streets of Rome. More than half of these vehicles are supplied by the service station Tor Pagnotta, belonging to Rome Atac, a company that manages the public transport of passengers in the Italian capital.
As a consequence, NGV2010 started its way to the inauguration ceremony. The technical tour took place this morning (Rome time) and was bilingual (Italian-English).
Attendees appreciated the performance of the methane-driven vehicles and the refueling station service. It is important to highlight that the vehicles carry 8 CNG cylinders of 155 liters each and are located on the roof, which allows a driving range of 500 kilometers with just one fueling service (this operation takes up to 9 minutes).
Iveco provides the CNG-dedicates buses (produced to run exclusively on natural gas), with 4 stroke engines cycle Otto, with 6 cylinders and 7790 cc and power of 200 KW.
Atac promotes sustainable urban transport, which is reflected in its green buses fleet that ply across the streets of the historic Roman town and the whole city daily.
Definitely, this represents the most advanced experience in the world in terms of clean public transport and, at the same time, strengthens Italy as an industry benchmark and as the “cradle of methane.” Currently, Rome has the largest CNG fleet of buses in Europe.